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Optical Engineering

Optical Surface Profile Transducer
Author(s): Franco Quercioli; Bruno Tiribilli; Giuseppe Molesini
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Paper Abstract

A noncontacting electro-optical probe is presented that is capable of monitoring the surface height of a sample in ranges of interest for mechanical tooling machines. The surface microtopography is reconstructed after scanning. The working principle is based on monotonic longitudinal chromatic aberration of a lens. Characteristics of a designed lens are reported, along with interferometric testing data on a fabricated prototype. Calibration curves of the complete device are given. After interfacing to a personal computer, automatic probing and scanning are implemented. Results on selected samples are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1988
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 27(2) 272135 doi: 10.1117/12.7976658
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 27, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
Franco Quercioli, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (Italy)
Bruno Tiribilli, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (Italy)
Giuseppe Molesini, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (Italy)

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