1 May 2017 Temporal speckle correlations for optical alignment
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Abstract
It is possible to use of 3D lateral and longitudinal static speckle fields to determine the location of the optical axis in a system. In this manuscript we examine a variation of this idea where we use the 3D temporal correlation properties of multiple speckle fields to determine the axis. Previously it was shown how a spatial averaging approach could be used to estimate the 3D speckle orientation, here we compare the characteristics of this spatial averaging technique to a temporal averaging approach (where multiple speckle fields are used to produce an ensemble), experimental results are compared with the theoretical predictions and we present some conclusions.
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Florian Schurig, Damien P. Kelly, "Temporal speckle correlations for optical alignment", Proc. SPIE 10220, Dimensional Optical Metrology and Inspection for Practical Applications VI, 102200F (1 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2262489; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2262489
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