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Measuring complex index and surface profile through phase-shifting interferometric techniques and maximum-likelihood estimation theory
Author(s): Eric W. Rogala
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Paper Abstract

A novel interferometer based upon a conventional phase-shifting design is presented. The aim is to introduce the capability of measuring both the surface profile and the complex index of refraction of the test surface. Maximum-likelihood estimation theory and Cramer-Rao lower bounds are introduced and shown to be an effective means of extracting the complex index and surface profile parameters from the measured data and quantitatively assessing the performance. As the design parameters are optimized, the results are shown to improve and approach the theoretical performance limit.

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Date Published: 1 September 1996
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 2778, 17th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for Science and New Technology, 27782E (1 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.2298968
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Eric W. Rogala, Optical Sciences Ctr., The Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2778:
17th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for Science and New Technology
Joon-Sung Chang; Jai-Hyung Lee; ChangHee Nam, Editor(s)

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