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Machine vision quantification of internal S-distortion in fused fiber optics
Author(s): RoseAnn S. Brown; Michael D. Crocker; Peter T. Stevens
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Paper Abstract

The use of machine vision equipment to quantify internal optical aberrations has recently proven to be effective for the inspection of fused fiberoptic components . The fundamental benefits of this approach to dimensional inspection are improved accuracy , repeatability and speed , in conjunction with automatic data collection and statistical analysis . Recently revised specifications and supporting calculations governing the optical distortion limits of an imaged straight line across an 18mm clear aperture of a fiberoptic component have made the current measurement method using an optical comparator both cumbersome and unreliable. Requirements for inspection and certification of the maximum deviation , warranting measurement on nunrous axes across the optic , further illustrate the benefits of the vision inspection system. This discussion will concentrate on vision equinent , optical techniques and referenced patterns incorporated in the measurement of S-distortion to the new specifications in fused fiberoptic inverters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1243, Electron Image Tubes and Image Intensifiers, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19478
Show Author Affiliations
RoseAnn S. Brown, Galileo Electro-Optics Corp. (United States)
Michael D. Crocker, Galileo Electro-Optics Corp. (United States)
Peter T. Stevens, Galileo Electro-Optics Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1243:
Electron Image Tubes and Image Intensifiers
Illes P. Csorba, Editor(s)

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