Abstract

A robust procedure for analyzing fringe patterns obtained from speckle interferometric techniques is proposed. The fringes generally are observed only in a region S of a rectangular lattice L. We give a method for computing (from S) the region R, where the unwrapped phase is to be computed; this computation is done by use of a morphological filter (in particular, a closing filter). We then use a fast-unwrapping algorithm to compute the phase: a preconditioned conjugate-gradient algorithm that uses the discrete Fourier transform.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

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