1 August 1997 High-resolution optic displacement measurement using a dual photodiode sensor
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Optical Engineering, 36(8), (1997). doi:10.1117/1.601454
Abstract
Comparative displacement measurements are made using laser diode (LD) and light emitting diode sources, fiber optic collimators, and a dual-photodiode detector (DPD). It is shown that a relative displacement resolution < 2 nm is possible with the LD source. This result is interpreted to indicate that the coherent LD sources illuminating the DPD temporally correlates the mutual irradiation function of the signals between each photodiode segment and significantly reduce electronic (shot) noise, reduces the variance, and thereby enhances resolution.
John L. Remo, "High-resolution optic displacement measurement using a dual photodiode sensor," Optical Engineering 36(8), (1 August 1997). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.601454
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Sensors

Light emitting diodes

Photodiodes

Optical testing

Interference (communication)

Silicon

Fiber optics

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