Speckle fields contain many random dark and bright spots. In traditional speckle interference measurement technique, the information of the bright areas is fully utilized, and the speckle vortices that exit in the dark areas are often overlooked. The generation of speckle vortices by using phase-only liquid crystal spatial light modulator (LC-SLM) combined with the double Archimedes’ spiral micro-holes array is experimentally and theoretically studied. In the experiment, the gray image of double Archimedes’ spiral micro-holes array is displayed on the screen of LC-SLM, and the output optical field is captured by a CCD camera. The numerical simulations and experimental results show that speckle vortices can be generated by using this method.
A simple setup for 3-D deformation measurement is offered. In the scheme a novel Cube Beam-Splitter, called Non- Cube Beam-Splitter (NCBS), is used for 3-D phase-shift Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometry (ESPI). By using the NCBS lights from a tested object and lights from a reference surface, the reference and the object light can be combined and then interfere each other on a CCD camera when a laser beam illuminate the test object and the reference surface simultaneously. When three laser beams illuminate the test object at different incident angles respectively before and after deformation, three interference fringe patterns are formed. Then three phase maps corresponding to three lasers can be calculated by using phase-shift, by which three displacement components are completed. The principle of the method is presented and proved by a typical three-point bending experiment. Experimental results are offered.
In ESPI experiment, object beam and reference beam are always planar light. The plane light can be replaced by vortex beam. Vortex beams can be generated by a reflective liquid crystal spatial light modulator (LC-SLM) which added in the optical path. The generated vortex beam can be used as object light or reference light in out-of-plane displacement measurement. The out-of-plane displacement is simulated and analyzed before and after the object deformation. By phase shifting method and unwrapping, the distribution of phase difference is obtained. The simulation results demonstrate the efficacy of the proposed method for the out-of-plane displacement measurements.
A method for three-dimensional (3-D) deformation measurement is presented by combining Digital Speckle Correlation Method (DSCM) with Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometry (ESPI). The combination is completed based on a typical ESPI system, in which the reference light is controlled to turn on or shut down. The in-plane displacement components are obtained by using DSCM when the reference light is shut. A phase shifting ESPI is formed when the reference light is used, which can be used for the measurement of the out-plane displacement component. A typical three-point-bending experiment is completed. Experiment results show that the three displacement components can be obtained by the combination effectively.
Speckle plays an important role in the optical field. Optical vortices which exist in random speckle fields usually contain useful phase information. The distribution of speckle field is determined by these optical vortices. In order to study speckle vortices quantitatively, we established a micro-holes array model based on the law of Archimedes’ spiral arrangement. Speckle vortices can be generated by the random diffuse reflection points (spiral micro-holes). In the experiments, the gray image of Archimedes’ spiral micro-holes are displayed on the screen of liquid crystal spatial light modulator (LC-SLM), and the output optical field is captured by a CCD camera. The numerical simulations and experimental results show that the model can be used to generate speckle vortices.
A technique for deformation measurement by carrier is presented, which is based on large image-shearing shearography. A reference object is fixed on the side of a test object. They are all illuminated by one expanded laser beam. When a large image-shearing Wollaston crystal is used in front of a charge-coupled device (CCD) camera, one image of the object is superposed by one image of the reference surface. The carrier can be introduced by tilting the reference surface at a small angle. When Fourier transform is used to demodulate the modulated fringe pattern, the phase of deformation can be calculated and the deformation can be measured accurately. The principle of spatial carrier frequency modulation in large-shearing electronic speckle pattern interferometry (ESPI) is discussed. A typical experiment using a centrally loaded clamped circular plate is completed. Some experimental results are presented. The experimental results prove that the method can modulate a speckle pattern very well and the displacement fields can be measured effectively.
A method for three-dimensional (3D) displacement measurement by separating out-of-plane displacement from in-plane displacement is presented. A reference beam is added to a dual-beam symmetric illumination electronic speckle pattern interferometry (ESPI) system and shared by the two illuminations. The test object is illuminated by the two object beams, respectively. Two phase maps, which include out-of-plane and in-plane displacement, can be obtained by phase-shifting techniques. In order to decrease electronic noises in the phase maps, one of the phase maps is calculated by the reversed phase-shifting method presented. By using inverse phase distribution, out-of-plane displacement can be easily separated from in-plane displacement by subtraction and can greatly decrease electronic noises. The principle of the method is presented and proved by a typical three-point bending experiment. Experimental results are offered.
A phase-shifting technique for full-field measurement of the strain of an object in electronic speckle-shearing interferometry is presented. The object under study is placed on a rotating platform and illuminated by an expanded laser beam. Its images are recorded at short intervals by a shearing CCD camera and stored directly into a computer. By subtracting the series of images from the first one, fringe patterns that represent the object surface strain can be obtained and shown on a computer monitor if the object is loaded. When the object is given a small angle of rotation, an additional phase will be introduced into the fringe patterns. Theoretical analysis shows that this additional phase is linear. Therefore, the electronic speckle shearing phase-shifting technique can be realized by rotating the test object. The small angle can be obtained exactly by a rotating platform controlled by a computer. The theory of the method and system as well as some experimental results is presented.