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Gauge block calibration by using a high speed phase shifting interferometer comprising two frequency scanning diode lasers
Author(s): Jae Wan Kim; Jong-Ahn Kim; Roma Jang; Chu-Shik Kang
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Paper Abstract

We developed a gauge block interferometer which utilizes the frequency tunable laser diodes as both light sources and phase shifters of a phase shifting interferometer. By using a confocal Fabry-Perot cavity made of ultra low expansion glass, and linearly modulating the laser diode current, the laser frequency could be injection locked to the resonant modes of the Fabry-Perot cavity consecutively. These equal spaced frequencies produce equally phase shifted interferometric images which are ideal to be analyzed by the Carré algorithm. Two frequency scanning lasers at the wavelengths of 636 nm and 657 nm are used as light sources for the gauge block interferometer. The system takes only 10 ms for a single measurement which acquires two sets of four equally phase shifted images with 640×480 pixels in size. Central lengths of gauge blocks are measured by using the phase shifting interferometry and exact fraction method. The performance of the high speed interferometer could be checked by comparing the measurement results on the same gauge block made by two different methods. Two results agreed well within the measurement uncertainty.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7389, Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection VI, 73890U (17 June 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.827455
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Jae Wan Kim, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (Korea, Republic of)
Jong-Ahn Kim, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (Korea, Republic of)
Roma Jang, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)
Chu-Shik Kang, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (Korea, Republic of)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7389:
Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection VI
Peter H. Lehmann, Editor(s)

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