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Low-coherence light interferometry, instrumentation design, and application development
Author(s): Michael A. Marcus; Jiann-Rong Lee; Harry W. Harris
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Paper Abstract

A high-resolution (sub micron accuracy) fiber optic coupled dual Michelson interferometer based instrument has been developed and is being utilized in a variety of process monitoring applications. The instrument includes both coherent and non-coherent light sources, custom application dependent optical probes and sample interfaces, a Michelson interferometer, custom electronics, a Pentium based PC with data acquisition cards and LabWindows CVI based application specific software. This paper describes the development of this instrument with special emphasis on applications development. The principles behind robust instrument design hardware, software and user interfaces are discussed.

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Date Published: 1 March 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4204, Fiber Optic Sensor Technology II, (1 March 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.417429
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Michael A. Marcus, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
Jiann-Rong Lee, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
Harry W. Harris, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4204:
Fiber Optic Sensor Technology II
Brian Culshaw; Michael A. Marcus; Brian Culshaw; James A. Harrington; Michael A. Marcus; Mohammed Saad, Editor(s)

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