High-speed imaging of sound using parallel phase-shifting interferometry

Kenji Ishikawa, Kohei Yatabe, Nachanant Chitanont, Yusuke Ikeda, Yasuhiro Oikawa, Takashi Onuma, Hayato Niwa, Minoru Yoshii

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    Sound-field imaging, the visualization of spatial and temporal distribution of acoustical properties such as sound pressure, is useful for understanding acoustical phenomena. This study investigated the use of parallel phase-shifting interferometry (PPSI) with a high-speed polarization camera for imaging a sound field, particularly high-speed imaging of propagating sound waves. The experimental results showed that the instantaneous sound field, which was generated by ultrasonic transducers driven by a pure tone of 40 kHz, was quantitatively imaged. Hence, PPSI can be used in acoustical applications requiring spatial information of sound pressure.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)12922-12932
    Number of pages11
    JournalOptics Express
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jun 13

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Ishikawa, K., Yatabe, K., Chitanont, N., Ikeda, Y., Oikawa, Y., Onuma, T., Niwa, H., & Yoshii, M. (2016). High-speed imaging of sound using parallel phase-shifting interferometry. Optics Express, 24(12), 12922-12932. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.24.012922