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Holographic Interferometry: Then and Now

  • Karl A. StetsonEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series book series (CPSEMS)

Abstract

In the autumn of 1964, Robert L. Powell and I discovered holographic interferometry while working at the Radar Laboratory of the University of Michigan’s Institute of Science and Technology. I have worked in this field ever since, and I have watched it grow from an unexplored technology to a widespread industrial testing method, and I have contributed to these developments. In this paper, I will trace my history in this field—our discovery and my involvement in its theory and applications. I will conclude with a discussion of digital holography, which is currently replacing photographic holography for most research and industrial applications.

Keywords

Holography Interferometry Holographic interferometry Metrology Digital holography 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Karl Stetson Associates, LLCCoventryUSA

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