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Diffraction-based analysis of effects of fabricating and installation errors on a nano-alignment system
Author(s): Yuhang Chen; Wenhao Huang
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Paper Abstract

In the field of precision engineering, the demand for high resolution and accuracy in micro positioning and alignment is increasing. By superimposing a pair of specially coded 2-d gratings, the precise alignment between two gratings can be achieved. Based on diffraction theory, the effects introduced by several kinds offabricating and installation errors of the gratings are analyzed numerically in this paper. It is found that such grating alignment system has the function of reducing output error to an order of magnitude by averaging the fabricating errors. It's also found that varying the gap between the two gratings causes little effects on the output error and that the root-mean-square error of the output intensity increases linearly with the in-plane relative rotation angle between the gratings in small angle range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 2002
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4924, Holography, Diffractive Optics, and Applications, (30 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.481517
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Yuhang Chen, Univ. of Science and Technology of China (China)
Wenhao Huang, Univ. of Science and Technology of China (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4924:
Holography, Diffractive Optics, and Applications
Dahsiung Hsu; Jiabi Chen; Yunlong Sheng, Editor(s)

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