A Measurement System for Otoscopic Spectroscopy in vivo

  • G. Heeke
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 31)


In · connection with holographic interferometry for investigating the vibration patterns of human tympanic membranes, spectroscopic properties of the eardrum are of practical interest. When using a ruby laser system for double-exposure holography, the wavelength is fixed. However, continous wave lasers with different wavelengths are used for real-time vibration analysis methods such as electronic speckle pattern interferometry. In this case it is possible to choose an optimum wavelength to maximize the energy reflected. A large amount of backscattered light is desirable for two reasons:
  • the possibility of photobiological effects on the eardrum is minimized

  • the picture quality of interferograms increases with the strengths of the lighting.


Tympanic Membrane Holographic Interferometry Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometry Backscatter Light Relative Reflection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Heeke
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  1. 1.Ear-Nose-Throat-Clinic Medical Acoustics and Biophysics LaboratoryUniversity of MünsterMünsterFed. Rep, of Germany

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