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Measurement of Diamond-Turned Metal Surfaces by Light Scattering
Author(s): Junji Ohtsubo
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Paper Abstract

The roughness parameters of diamond-turned surfaces are obtained from the Fourier transform of scattered light intensity. Theoretical consideration of the scattered intensity and its Fourier transform is made. It is shown that the Fourier transform of the scattered intensity is equivalent to the autocorrelation of the surface. From this autocorrelation function, we can derive the amplitude and frequency of the periodic tool marks, and the rms roughness and correlation length of the random surface component. Some experimental results for diamond turned aluminum metal surfaces are also given. The comparison of the light scattering data and stylus measurement is made. It shows a qualitative agreement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 1985
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0558, Inverse Optics II, (25 October 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.949577
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Junji Ohtsubo, Tsukuba Research Center (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0558:
Inverse Optics II
Richard H.T. Bates; Anthony J. Devaney, Editor(s)

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