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Digital optimeter based on linear CCD
Author(s): Qing Hu; Yuanling Xu
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, the development of a new type of digital optimeter based on linear CCD is introduced and discussed. It is based on traditional autocollimation optical system and optical lever motion, with linear CCD as measuring element. A light band generated by slit is captured by linear CCD after passing through an autocollimation optical system. A piece of mirror placed in the optical path of this system is controlled by displacement of a measuring slide in order to adjust the light band imaging position. The displacement of light band is detected by CCD and is then displayed in digital format. Such a design successfully eliminates the existing issues of signal quality and signal overspeed in digital optimeters using grating as the measuring element. The final product based on this technique has been released, offering a resolution of 0.1μm and 0.02μm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 October 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8916, Sixth International Symposium on Precision Mechanical Measurements, 891640 (10 October 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2035786
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Qing Hu, Guiyang Xintian OETECH Co., Ltd. (China)
Yuanling Xu, Guiyang Xintian OETECH Co., Ltd. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8916:
Sixth International Symposium on Precision Mechanical Measurements
Shenghua Ye; Yetai Fei, Editor(s)

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