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ERIC Number: EJ818999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Dynamic Speckle Imaging with Low-Cost Devices
Vannoni, Maurizio; Trivi, Marcelo; Arizaga, Ricardo; Rabal, Hector; Molesini, Giuseppe
European Journal of Physics, v29 n5 p967-975 Sep 2008
Light from a rough sample surface illuminated with a laser consists of a speckle pattern. If the surface evolves with time, the pattern becomes dynamic, following the activity of the sample. This phenomenon is used both in research and in industry to monitor processes and systems that change with time. The measuring equipment generally includes high-performance CCD cameras and other expensive devices. Based on the same principle, here we describe a simplified approach where components and devices commonly available in undergraduate physics laboratories are instead used. The technique is described in detail, also reviewing the basic properties of speckle fields. Examples of the application are given, and suggestions for further investigation are provided. (Contains 9 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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