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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 2004
  • pp: 537–541

Double-grating interferometer for measurement of cylinder diameters

Yande Xu, Osami Sasaki, and Takamasa Suzuki  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 3, pp. 537-541 (2004)

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We describe a double-grating interferometer for the measurement of cylinder diameters. The unique characteristic of this interferometer is that one can freely change the period of the interference fringes by turning the grating, which permits the measurement range of the interferometer also to be changed freely according to the cylinder diameter to be measured. A clear image of the cylinder can be obtained because the aperture diaphragm blocks the beams diffracted from the edge of the cylinder. The outside and inside diameters of the M4 × 0.7 mm hand tap are measured with this double-grating interferometer.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry

Original Manuscript: June 16, 2003
Revised Manuscript: September 23, 2003
Published: January 20, 2004

Yande Xu, Osami Sasaki, and Takamasa Suzuki, "Double-grating interferometer for measurement of cylinder diameters," Appl. Opt. 43, 537-541 (2004)

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