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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 1997
  • pp: 6211–6216

Double-wavelength superheterodyne interferometer for absolute ranging with submillimeter resolution: results obtained with a demonstration model by use of rough and reflective targets

G. Margheri, C. Giunti, S. Zatti, S. Manhart, and R. Maurer  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 25, pp. 6211-6216 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.36.006211


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Abstract

The potential of double-wavelength interferometry is well known, especially regarding the capability of performing absolute distance measurements of rough targets with high resolutions. We describe the experimental results obtained with a demonstration model of a double-wavelength interferometer with superheterodyne detection. Our system, implemented with two four-quadrant detectors to improve the detection probability, has demonstrated the ability to reach resolutions of 0.2 mm at 5-m distances on rough targets in 50-ms integration time.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: July 23, 1996
Revised Manuscript: January 2, 1997
Published: September 1, 1997

Citation
G. Margheri, C. Giunti, S. Zatti, S. Manhart, and R. Maurer, "Double-wavelength superheterodyne interferometer for absolute ranging with submillimeter resolution: results obtained with a demonstration model by use of rough and reflective targets," Appl. Opt. 36, 6211-6216 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-36-25-6211


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