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Sub-Micron Displacement Measurement Repeatability On Precision Machine Tools With Laser Interferometry
Author(s): Charles R. Steinmetz
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Paper Abstract

Recent advancements in Hewlett-Packard laser interferometers has made it possible to achieve sub-micron displacement measurement repeatability in precision machine tool applications . This will be of key importance in cutting and measuring sub-micron toleranced parts in the future. This measurement repeatability is achieved by the use of two new products that significantly reduce the major error components of the interferometer system. Before discussing the details of these products, an account is given on how to analyze the measurement repeatability of a laser interferometer system. Each component of the system repeatability budget are discussed. From this analysis it is observed that the most significant error components in this budget are due to atmospheric affects and the thermal drift of the optics. The affects of these errors have been reduced on the Hewlett-Packard system by the use of Wavelength Tracking Compensation and a new high stability interferometer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 November 1988
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 0959, Optomechanical and Electro-Optical Design of Industrial Systems, (14 November 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.947785
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Charles R. Steinmetz, Hewlett-Packard Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0959:
Optomechanical and Electro-Optical Design of Industrial Systems
Robert J. Bieringer; Kevin G. Harding, Editor(s)

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