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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 4, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1965
  • pp: 189–193

Ruling Engine with Hydraulic Drive

W. R. Horsfield  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 4, Issue 2, pp. 189-193 (1965)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.4.000189


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Abstract

The carriage of a ruling engine is driven by a hydraulic system servo-controlled by an optical interferometer, so that the position of the carriage is determined in terms of the wavelength of light. The arrangement is free from the errors of the conventional lead-screw system and is far cheaper to construct.

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History
Original Manuscript: July 27, 1964
Published: February 1, 1965

Citation
W. R. Horsfield, "Ruling Engine with Hydraulic Drive," Appl. Opt. 4, 189-193 (1965)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-4-2-189

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