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Roughness measurement on supersmooth surfaces with an optical heterodyne profiler
Author(s): Dirk-Roger Schmitt; Gabriele A. Ringel; Frank Kratz
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Paper Abstract

The Zygo 5500 Optical Heterodyne Profiler was used to investigate the roughness of superpolished optical surfaces made of BK7, Fused Silica, and Zerodur. In opposite to other optical profiling instruments the Heterodyne Profiler makes no use of a reference surface, thus yielding more accurate results on supersmooth substrates. However, it has been found out that a systematic error with an amplitude of about 0.1 nm is generated by the system and interferes with the measuring scan. This error could be originated in a wobble of the air bearing turntable. It is demonstrated that a reference scan representing that error, which is stable in amplitude and phase, can be generated by averaging procedures. Thus, this reference can be removed from the scans of supersmooth substrates yielding to an rms roughness resolution down to 0.013 nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2004, Interferometry VI: Applications, (1 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.172589
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Dirk-Roger Schmitt, DLR (Germany)
Gabriele A. Ringel, DLR (Germany)
Frank Kratz, DLR (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2004:
Interferometry VI: Applications
Ryszard J. Pryputniewicz; Gordon M. Brown; Werner P. O. Jueptner, Editor(s)

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