Date of Award

Summer 1990

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Physics

First Advisor

Matthys, Donald

Second Advisor

Browning, Lary M.

Third Advisor

Karioris, Frank

Abstract

The analysis of holointerferograms is hindered by the fact that they by themselves do not contain sufficient information to determine the sign of the phase change in the pattern. Various techniques have been proposed to resolve this sign ambiguity e.g. the introduction of a carrier fringe pattern, sandwich holograms and the use of multiple reference beams from different directions. This thesis attempts to utilize the carrier fringe method along with image processing techniques to obtain a quantitative idea of the deformation of the surface of an object. The merits and demerits of this technique are discussed and it is applied to a practical case.

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