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Optical Methods of Measurement
Wholefield Techniques, Second Edition

ISBN 9781574446975
Published June 26, 2009 by CRC Press
316 Pages 128 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Optical Methods of Measurement: Wholefield Techniques, Second Edition provides a comprehensive collection of wholefield optical measurement techniques for engineering applications. Along with the reorganization of contents, this edition includes a new chapter on optical interference, new material on nondiffracting and singular beams and their applications, and updated bibliography and additional reading sections.

The book explores the propagation of laser beams, metrological applications of phase-singular beams, various detectors such as CCD and CMOS devices, and recording materials. It also covers interference, diffraction, and digital fringe pattern measurement techniques, with special emphasis on phase measurement interferometry and algorithms. The remainder of the book focuses on theory, experimental arrangements, and applications of wholefield techniques. The author discusses digital hologram interferometry, digital speckle photography, digital speckle pattern interferometry, Talbot interferometry, and holophotoelasticity.

This updated book compiles the major wholefield methods of measurement in one volume. It provides a solid understanding of the techniques by describing the physics behind them. In addition, the examples given illustrate how the techniques solve measurement problems.

Table of Contents

Waves and Beams. Optical Interference. Diffraction. Phase-Evaluation Methods. Detectors and Recording Materials. Holographic Interferometry. Speckle Metrology. Photo-Elasticity. The Moiré Phenomenon. Index.

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Rajpal S. Sirohi is currently the vice chancellor of Amity University. Prior to this, he was the vice chancellor of Barkatullah University and director of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. The recipient of many international awards and author of more than 400 papers, Dr. Sirohi is involved with research concerning optical metrology, optical instrumentation, holography, and speckle phenomenon.