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Optical Heterodyne Profilometer
Author(s): C-C . Huang
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Paper Abstract

An optical heterodyne profilometer breadboard as been developed and demonstrated with surface roughness measurement sensitivity to 0.1 Å. Optical and electronic common-mode rejection techniques were employed in the optical heterodyne precision phase measurement scheme to resolve the optical phase to one part in thirty thousand. Vibration-induced optical phase jitter in the system was nearly eliminated by these common-mode rejection techniques. This non-contact profilometer is capable of characterizing mirror surfaces not limited only to flat and/or highly reflective surfaces. Concaved surfaces such as the x-ray mirrors for the Advanced X-ray Astrophysical Facility (AXAF) may be characterized as well. Several mirror samples have been characterized with the optical heterodyne profil-ometer which include two x-ray mirror samples. Roughness measurement results on the x-ray mirror samples have been compared with those measured by other methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 1983
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0429, Precision Surface Metrology, (15 November 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.936341
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C-C . Huang, Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, Incorporated (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0429:
Precision Surface Metrology
James C. Wyant, Editor(s)

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