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JIMENEZ, Julio; SOSSA, Humberto; CUEVAS, Francisco  and  GOMEZ, Laura. Demodulation of Interferograms based on Particle Swarm Optimization. Polibits [online]. 2012, n.45, pp.83-91. ISSN 1870-9044.

A parametric method to carry out fringe pattern demodulation by means of a particle swarm optimization is presented. The phase is approximated by the parametric estimation of an «th-grade polynomial so that no further unwrapping is required. A particle swarm is used to optimize the input parameters of the function that estimates the phase. A fitness function is established to evaluate the particles, which considers: (a) the closeness between the observed fringes and the recovered fringes, (b) the phase smoothness and c) the prior knowledge of the object, such as its shape and size. The swarm of particles evolves until a fitness average threshold is obtained. We demonstrate that the method is able to successfully demodulate fringe patterns and even a one-image closed-fringe pattern.

Keywords : Phase retrieval; fringe analysis; optical metrology; evolutionary technique.

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