Abstract

The Talbot interferometer using different self-imaging structures is studied and applied for laser beam collimation. A circular–linear grating pair enables visual dynamic detection and computer moirégram analysis. Automatic single-frame processing is performed using a 2D continuous wavelet transform. Conducting moirégram imaging in the Fresnel field of a double-diffraction system is brought up to avoid using distortion-free objectives and simplify the experimental setup. Simulation and experimental results document the method properties and provide beautiful exemplification of the double-grating Fresnel diffraction theory developed earlier.

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