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Optical Engineering

Optical inspection of smartphone camera modules by near-infrared low-coherence interferometry
Author(s): Chang-Yun Lee; Sang-Won Hyun; Young-Jin Kim; Seung-Woo Kim
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Paper Abstract

High-resolution cameras used for smartphones are comprised of multiple aspheric lenses, a spectral filter, and a semiconductor image sensor, which are packaged together into a single module with tight geometrical tolerances. We investigated the technical possibility of near-infrared low-coherence interferometry for nondestructive geometrical inspection of the complex camera module to examine the inside packaging state. This tomographic scheme enabled us to measure the relative axial position of each inside component and also the lateral surface profile of the image sensor, allowing for comprehensive three-dimensional quality assurance of the whole camera module during the packaging process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 March 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 55(9) 091404 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.55.9.091404
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 55, Issue 9
Show Author Affiliations
Chang-Yun Lee, KAIST (Korea, Republic of)
SAMSUNG Electro-Mechanics (Korea, Republic of)
Sang-Won Hyun, Korea Basic Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Young-Jin Kim, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Seung-Woo Kim, KAIST (Korea, Republic of)


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