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Grating encoder for wide range three-axis displacement measurement
Author(s): Jie Lin; Jian Guan; Feng Wen; Jun Luo; Peng Jin
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Paper Abstract

A grating encoder, which is composed of two equal periodic planar gratings, is proposed for measuring wide range three-axis displacements with nanometric resolution. In the optical reading system, one grating works as a reference planar grating, while another one is a scale planar grating. The grating encoder records the x- and y-axis displacement information in terms of the grating period, while it records the z-axis displacement information in terms of both the wavelength of the laser and the grating period. In this scheme, the gratings and other optical elements satisfy the Littrow configuration. The positions and the size of the detected interference zones are almost constant when the scale grating moves along the z-axis with respect to the optical reading system. Therefore, the measurement range is greatly enhanced in the z-axis direction. When the wavelength of the laser is 632.8 nm and the scale grating with period 8 μm is 100×100 mm2, the measured maximal z-axis displacement of the proposed encoder is 1263 mm theoretically.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 March 2015
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9446, Ninth International Symposium on Precision Engineering Measurement and Instrumentation, 944602 (6 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2082475
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Jie Lin, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Jian Guan, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Feng Wen, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Jun Luo, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Peng Jin, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9446:
Ninth International Symposium on Precision Engineering Measurement and Instrumentation
Junning Cui; Jiubin Tan; Xianfang Wen, Editor(s)

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