Photorefractives for Holographic Interferometry and Nondestructive Testing

  • Marc GeorgesEmail author
Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 240)


Thanks to its high sensitivity to displacement, holography is very well suited for metrology. In the case of holographic interferometry (HI), interference occurs between the object wavefront and a wavefront reconstructed by a hologram allowing a comparison between different objects, or different states of the same object. This chapter first discusses the importance of HI compared to other techniques such as electronic or computer based interferometry, then the author is developing various methodologies for holographic metrology, including real time, double exposure, and time averaged HI. Material considerations are covered and the specific case of photorefractive polymer and crystals are analyzed. Several experiments of nondestructive testing on industrial systems are discussed with measurement configurations relevant for thermal analysis, vibration, defect detection, and even historic artifact investigation.


Holographic Interferometry Object Wave Digital Holography Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometry Hologram Recording 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Université de Liège, Centre Spatial de LiègeAngleur (Liège)Belgium

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