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Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS

Active triangulation metrology system with high dynamic range
Author(s): Daniel Härter; Claas Müller; Holger Reinecke
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Paper Abstract

We build up an active triangulative metrology system with a high dynamic range for measuring the three-dimensional shape of microstructures and for reverse engineering. The triangulation is done using a stereomicroscope to project dot shaped measurement labels through one port. The second port is used to locate their positions. In a calibrated system, three-dimensional coordinates are allocated to the measured positions. Using a digital mirror device (DMD) the generation of user definable patterns is very quick and flexible. Furthermore, the DMD features high brightness and contrasts values. This is important to recognize and distinguish projected measurement labels. The illumination is done by a white high power light-emitting diode, which is collimated and coupled to the DMD with a total internal reflection prism. The acquisition of measurement data from bright and dark surface areas results in a high change in brightness of measurement labels. To measure bright and dark surfaces in one measurement, a high dynamic range imaging technique is required. To identify measurement labels a temporal coding is used. Identification enables the adaption of the brightness of each projected measurement label. This results in a homogeneous brightness distribution of measurement labels, which enables their measurement in a second step. As a result, the dynamic of the measurement system is expanded by the dynamic of the projection device.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2011
PDF: 6 pages
J. Micro/Nanolith. MEMS MOEMS 10(3) 033007 doi: 10.1117/1.3610168
Published in: Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS Volume 10, Issue 3
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Daniel Härter, Albert-Ludwigs-Univ. Freiburg (Germany)
Claas Müller, Albert-Ludwigs-Univ. Freiburg (Germany)
Holger Reinecke, Albert-Ludwigs-Univ. Freiburg (Germany)

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