Application of Holography to Photoelasticity

  • Vlatko Brčić
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 7)


The holographic image of a birefringent object is not transparent. The reconstructed image scene includes a three-dimensional distribution of visible interference effects, in addition to, and superposed upon the replicated array of illuminated object elements. This circumstance contains two reciprocally related implications which provide the theme of this discussion:
  1. (1)

    when the pattern of birefringence in the object space can be inferred from a knowledge of the interference display in the image space, a possible engineering application of holography is indicated.

  2. (2)

    on the other hand, when qualitative and/or quantitative features of the interference pattern can be inferred, given a known distribution of birefringence, then the operational rules which govern the apparatus, as an interferometer, are exhibited.



Fringe Pattern Reconstruction Process Reference Beam Object Beam Fringe System 


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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vlatko Brčić
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BelgradeSerbia

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