7 May 1999 Multichannel averaging phasemeter for picometer precision laser metrology
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Proceedings Volume 3740, Optical Engineering for Sensing and Nanotechnology (ICOSN '99); (1999) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.347767
Event: Optical Engineering for Sensing and Nanotechnology (ICOSN '99), 1999, Yokohama, Japan
Abstract
The Micro-Arcsecond Metrology (MAM) team at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory has developed a precision phasemeter for the Space Interferometry Mission (SIM). The current version of the phasemeter is well-suited for picometer accuracy distance measurements and tracks at speeds up to 50 cm/sec, when coupled to SIM's 1.3 micron wavelength heterodyne laser metrology gauges. Since the phasemeter is implemented with industry standard FPGA chips, other accuracy/speed trade-off points can be programmed for applications such as metrology for earth-based long-baseline astronomical interferometry (planet finding), and industrial applications such as translation stage and machine tool positioning. The phasemeter is a standard VME module, supports 6 metrology gauges, a 128 MHz clock, has programmable hardware averaging, and maximum range of 232 cycles (2000 meters at 1.3 microns).
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Peter G. Halverson, Peter G. Halverson, Donald R. Johnson, Donald R. Johnson, Andreas C. Kuhnert, Andreas C. Kuhnert, Stuart B. Shaklan, Stuart B. Shaklan, Robert Spero, Robert Spero, } "Multichannel averaging phasemeter for picometer precision laser metrology", Proc. SPIE 3740, Optical Engineering for Sensing and Nanotechnology (ICOSN '99), (7 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.347767; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.347767
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