4 January 1995 Tunable laser sources for absolute optical interferometry
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Proceedings Volume 2349, Industrial Optical Sensors for Metrology and Inspection; (1995) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.198677
Event: Photonics for Industrial Applications, 1994, Boston, MA, United States
Abstract
Absolute interferometry is based on the use of an optical synthetic wavelength generated by two beating lasers. To obtain high-resolution, absolute measurements over a wide range it is necessary to use multiple synthetic wavelengths. A tunable synthetic wavelength generator would be the ideal solution for this purpose. In this paper, two configurations based on the use of two diode lasers and two diode-pumped Nd:YAG lasers are discussed. The paper presents the optical set-up for the generation of the synthetic wavelength, the necessary frequency-locking electronics, and experimental results from two prototypes.
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Umberto Minoni, Umberto Minoni, Enea Gelmini, Enea Gelmini, Franco Docchio, Franco Docchio, Umberto U. Perini, Umberto U. Perini, } "Tunable laser sources for absolute optical interferometry", Proc. SPIE 2349, Industrial Optical Sensors for Metrology and Inspection, (4 January 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.198677; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.198677
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