Interferometric Methods in NDE

  • Krzysztof PatorskiEmail author
  • Maciej Trusiak
Reference work entry


Optical interferometry offers unlimited research and testing possibilities for scientific and technological endeavors. Unprecedented progress in optoelectronics (new light sources and detectors), fiber optics, modern mechanical, and electronic hardware components as well as in computer engineering and informatics aids continuous development of automated, compact, full-field, non-contact, high-speed, and high-accuracy measurement systems. This chapter presents the theoretical description of basic two-beam interference configurations, the fundamentals of decoding the information on the object or phenomenon under test from a fringe pattern (AFPA – automated fringe pattern analysis), and illustrative examples of applications of interferometry in NDE. They include vibration testing of silicon microelements and high-accuracy in-plane displacement measurements for the analyses in experimental mechanics and material engineering.



The support of National Science Center (Poland) grant OPUS 13 2017/25/B/ST7/02049 and Faculty of Mechatronics, Warsaw University of Technology statutory funds is acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechatronics, Institute of Micromechanics and PhotonicsWarsaw University of TechnologyWarsawPoland

Section editors and affiliations

  • Ida Nathan
    • 1
  • Norbert Meyendorf
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of AkronAkronUSA
  2. 2.Center for Nondestructive EvaluationIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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