Abstract

This paper proposed an automated technique for vibration detection using statistical focus measure to evaluate interferogram contrast. An interferogram sequence from a Mach-Zehnder interferometer setup is recorded (frame rate: 24 fps) and the gray-level variance (GLVA) is plotted versus time. Occurrence of induced vibration in the setup causes a decrease in the interferogram contrast which, in turn, manifests as an evident rapid drop in the variance plot. The technique is demonstrated experimentally using periodic microvibrations (frequency range, 6Hz) and aperiodic disturbances.

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