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Fringe pattern information retrieval using wavelets
Author(s): Cesar A. Sciammarella; Caterina Patimo; Pasquale D. Manicone; Luciano Lamberti
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Paper Abstract

Two-dimensional phase modulation is currently the basic model used in the interpretation of fringe patterns that contain displacement information, moire, holographic interferometry, speckle techniques. Another way to look to these two-dimensional signals is to consider them as frequency modulated signals. This alternative interpretation has practical implications similar to those that exist in radio engineering for handling frequency modulated signals. Utilizing this model it is possible to obtain frequency information by using the energy approach introduced by Ville in 1944. A natural complementary tool of this process is the wavelet methodology. The use of wavelet makes it possible to obtain the local values of the frequency in a one or two dimensional domain without the need of previous phase retrieval and differentiation. Furthermore from the properties of wavelets it is also possible to obtain at the same time the phase of the signal with the advantage of a better noise removal capabilities and the possibility of developing simpler algorithms for phase unwrapping due to the availability of the derivative of the phase.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5914, Wavelets XI, 59140A (17 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.616683
Show Author Affiliations
Cesar A. Sciammarella, Politecnico di Bari (Italy)
Caterina Patimo, Politecnico di Bari (Italy)
Pasquale D. Manicone, Politecnico di Bari (Italy)
Luciano Lamberti, Politecnico di Bari (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5914:
Wavelets XI
Manos Papadakis; Andrew F. Laine; Michael A. Unser, Editor(s)

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