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Vibration Measurement By Closed-Loop Laser-Interferometry
Author(s): W. Baetz; W. Holzapfel
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Paper Abstract

A laser interferometer with highly linear transfer characteristics for the undistorted measurement of mechanical vibrations is described. The linear transfer behavior is derived by a control loop which holds the optical phase difference within the interferometer on a constant value. As a phase-shifting element we use a linearized PZT actuator with integrated displacement sensor. With this interferometer harmonic and nonhannonic vibrations can be measured over 5 decades in the range of 1 Å to 25 μm. The frequency range extends from really DC to about 10 kHz (-3dB limiting frequency). Within the control loop we use primarily a proportional-integral controller with an integrated Wien-Robinson band-rejection filter which suppresses the resonance frequency of the PZT-actuator. This allows to increase the limiting frequency of the closed-loop interferometer by a factor 3 in contrast to a control loop without a rejection filter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 1989
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1121, Interferometry '89, (3 April 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.961311
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W. Baetz, Universitat Kassel (Germany)
W. Holzapfel, Universitat Kassel (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1121:
Interferometry '89

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