Applications of Coherent Optics to Experimental Mechanics

  • C. E. Taylor
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When the invention of the first laser was announced, it was immediately clear that all branches of science would be drastically affected by this new kind of light. However, at the beginning it was not also obvious that all facets of modern life would be so greatly influenced. Few could have anticipated the enormous impact on everything from long distance communications and recording devices to credit cards and cash registers, and the list goes on. Since lasers produce light, it was only natural that they be considered as potential sources of light for all optical instruments and optical methods.


Digital Image Processing Fringe Pattern Holographic Interferometry Fringe Order Speckle Interferometry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. E. Taylor
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  1. 1.Engineering SciencesUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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