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White light interference microscopy system design
Author(s): Sébastien Marbach; Christophe Cordier; Rémy Claveau; Thierry Engel; Paul Montgomery; Manuel Flury
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Paper Abstract

Interference microscopy is a non-destructive full-field imaging method, mainly used to measure the surface topography of different samples. In this work, two designs for improving the signal quality are described. The first consists of an original vertically orientated breadboard interferometer, in a Linnik configuration. The mechanical design of the arms allows the independent control and alignment of the coherence and the focal plane positions for optimizing fringe contrast. A low noise 16-bit camera is used to improve the sensitivity. The second interferometer is based on a Thorlabs tube system, with a Nikon Mirau Objective and a white LED, all controlled with IGOR Pro software or Labview, with the aim of being more compact, flexible and mobile. For both systems, an evaluation of the interferometric signal quality is performed, whereas the difference in lateral resolution by considering the 3D nature of the interferometric system, or only its 2D imaging abilities, is explored.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 2020
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 11352, Optics and Photonics for Advanced Dimensional Metrology, 113521B (1 April 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2555929
Show Author Affiliations
Sébastien Marbach, Univ. de Strasbourg (France)
Christophe Cordier, Univ. de Strasbourg (France)
Rémy Claveau, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Thierry Engel, Univ. de Strasbourg (France)
Paul Montgomery, Univ. de Strasbourg (France)
Manuel Flury, Univ. de Strasbourg (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11352:
Optics and Photonics for Advanced Dimensional Metrology
Peter J. de Groot; Richard K. Leach; Pascal Picart, Editor(s)

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