Abstract

Speckle noise reduction is best tested on a precise speckle contrast measurement bench, which should be able to measure 100% contrast in fully developed speckle as well as the smallest contrast (for example, less than 10%) after its reduction. On such a test bench, we have measured very efficient speckle contrast reduction by temporal averaging using a moving diffuser on a tuning fork, which vibrates at 100Hz over 60μm in amplitude, a distance that is three times the surface roughness correlation length of the diffuser.

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