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Image processing of multiple beam interferometry fringes for surface forces apparatus applications
Author(s): Salvador Bosch; F. Wolf; Xudong Xiao; Miguel Salmeron
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Paper Abstract

In the usual surface forces apparatus arrangement, the determination of the distances between interacting surfaces, as well as their mutual forces, is based on the analysis of interference fringes originated between the surfaces. To enhances the contrast and sharpness of the fringes, a thin metallic coating is applied to the mica plates that form the interaction chamber. In this paper we try to improve the performance of the basic system just described by optimizing the metallic coating and also by computer processing the images of the visible fringes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 November 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2253, Optical Interference Coatings, (4 November 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.192174
Show Author Affiliations
Salvador Bosch, Univ. de Barcelona (Spain)
F. Wolf, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Xudong Xiao, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Miguel Salmeron, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2253:
Optical Interference Coatings
Florin Abeles, Editor(s)

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