Fundamentals of Holography and Interferometry

  • F. Mayinger


Holography allows various interferometric methods for measuring processes of heat and mass transfer to be used. In this chapter the principles of optical arrangements for such experiments are shown, and the techniques of data acquisition and evaluation are discussed. Examples demonstrate the advantages of the techniques used. The holographic interferometry has displaced the Mach-Zehnder interferometry completely, because not only is it much cheaper to use, but is also much easier and convenient to handle. With holographic interferometry there is no need to machine or manufacture windows for test sections, mirrors and lenses of the optical components with special precision or accuracy, because imperfections are automatically balanced by the holographic two-step procedure.


Test Section Interference Pattern Interference Fringe Mass Transfer Process Measuring Wave 
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