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Novel non-contact sensor for surface topography measurements using fiber optics
Author(s): Clive Butler
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Paper Abstract

A novel fiber optic sensor has been developed to measure surface profile. The system is largely independent of surface reflectivity variations. Operations in both triggering and scanning modes are possible. A mathematical model has been produced and initial experimental results show close agreement to theoretical predictions. An integrated, software controlled system has been developed to allow real time surface information to be gathered. The system is both compact and inexpensive.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
Proc. SPIE 1584, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors IX, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.2321927
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Clive Butler, Brunel Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1584:
Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors IX
Ramon P. DePaula; Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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