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Fundamentals of optical inspection and testing
Author(s): James D. Trolinger
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Paper Abstract

The objective of this introductory paper is to lay a foundation for the papers to follow by providing the reader with some of the basics in the topics covered in this critical review. Specifically, the methods employ interferometry, holography, Doppler effect, and coherent optics. The principles of many optical diagnostics measurements can be understood simply and with very little mathematics, by using moird analogies. The dissemination of a technology can be limited by its complexity and difficulty of understanding by practitioners who would use the technology more if they simply understood it better. Therefore, simpler methods of teaching and understanding the technology and its limitations can themselves be considered breakthroughs in the technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1993
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 10268, Optical Inspection and Testing: A Critical Review, 1026802 (1 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.170172
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James D. Trolinger, MetroLaser (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10268:
Optical Inspection and Testing: A Critical Review
James D. Trolinger, Editor(s)

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