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22 September 1995 Fringe pattern analysis toolbox
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Computer-based analysis of fringe patterns in optical surface profilometry has become popular on account of the savings of time, increased ease of use, reduced operator error and increased range of analysis techniques available to the user. However,t he utility of fringe analysis software tools is often limited by their rigid demand for specific hardware or operating system components. This paper describes a range of portable computer-based tools for the processing of fringe patterns characterized by an underlying periodicity. The toolbox comprises a set of platform-independent Matlab 'm' files which may be used with the very popular Matlab engine installed under all standard operation systems. Image-acquisition hardware, a computer, the Matlab engine with its Image Processing Toolbox and the Fringe Pattern Analysis Toolbox described here can be used to implement flexible, adaptable fringe pattern analysis. The user-interface, processing, visualization, display and data storage tools may be modified or enhanced with ease and moved seemlessly between computer platforms.
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Kim I. Mallalieu "Fringe pattern analysis toolbox", Proc. SPIE 2532, Application and Theory of Periodic Structures, (22 September 1995);

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