Simulation of Differential Interferometry and Comparison with Experimental Results

  • Rainer Wegenkittl
  • Eduard Gröller
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Part of the Eurographics book series (EUROGRAPH)


This paper presents the computational simulation of a differential interferometer in a Mach-Zehnder arrangement with objects located outside the center of the interferometer. The computer simulation corresponds well to an experimental setup. This is illustrated for several basic phase objects. The theoretical models of these objects are discussed. The concept of an interactive visualization system for the analysis of phase objects is presented and finally some results allowing a comparison between experimental and simulated interferograms are shown.


Light Beam Refraction Index Heated Plate Height Field Phase Object 


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© Springer-Verlag/Wein 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rainer Wegenkittl
    • 1
  • Eduard Gröller
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Computer GraphicsVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria
  2. 2.Institute of Computer GraphicsVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria

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