Deformation reconstruction by means of surface optimization. Part I: Time-averaged electronic speckle pattern interferometry.

Applied optics

PubMedID: 28157926

Statsenko T, Chatziioannou V, Moore T, Kausel W. Deformation reconstruction by means of surface optimization. Part I: Time-averaged electronic speckle pattern interferometry. Appl Opt. 2017;56(3):654-661.
Electronic speckle pattern interferometry is a well-known experimental technique for full-field deformation measurements. Although speckle interferometry techniques were developed years ago and are widely used for the visualization of the operating deflection shapes of vibrating surfaces, methods for accurate reconstruction of the observed deflection shape are still an active topic of research. Determination of the relative phase of the motion of vibrating objects is especially difficult and normally phase maps are calculated by direct transformation of the experimentally obtained interferometric images. An alternative method of phase reconstruction is described that involves solving the inverse problem via surface optimization. Compared to previously developed optimization methods, this method offers a higher spatial resolution and is more suitable for analysis of complex vibration patterns.