Features offered by the combination of time averaging and digital Fresnel holography are investigated. In particular, we introduce the concept of the zero-crossing phase of Bessel fringes, which allows a highly contrasted determination of the dark fringes in the hologram. We discuss some particularities of the digital reconstruction and show how time-averaged digital holography can be used to study vibration drifts. Experiment results are presented in the case of a loudspeaker under a sinusoidal excitation; digital and analogical holography are also compared.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
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