Abstract

This work describes the development of an optical sensor for measurement of vibration without contact. The realized vibrometer is based on real-time digital elaboration of the signal obtained by a self-mixing interferometer, with an embedded autofocus system. Two different algorithms are implemented, for the continuous working on diffusive surfaces, with different levels of optical reflectivity. Thanks to the autofocus and the digital processing, the proposed sensor is easy to use and requires no assistance of a skilled operator.

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