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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 1983
  • pp: 3520–3525

High-resolution rotation-angle measurement of a cylinder using speckle displacement detection

Akihiro Hayashi and Yoichi Kitagawa  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 22, pp. 3520-3525 (1983)

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A new method for measuring the rotation angle of a cylinder is described, based on the speckle displacement detection caused by the cylinder surface rotation. It is shown that this method is effective for measuring the small rotation angle with high resolution. The accuracy, sensitivity, and resolution of this method are determined by the speckle size, detector pitch, and magnification of the speckle displacement. The configuration to obtain an accurate, sensitive, stable measuring system is discussed. The usefulness of this method is confirmed by experiments.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 6, 1983
Published: November 15, 1983

Akihiro Hayashi and Yoichi Kitagawa, "High-resolution rotation-angle measurement of a cylinder using speckle displacement detection," Appl. Opt. 22, 3520-3525 (1983)

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