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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 6 — Mar. 14, 2011
  • pp: 4881–4889

Time-of-flight method using multiple pulse train interference as a time recorder

Dong Wei, Satoru Takahashi, Kiyoshi Takamasu, and Hirokazu Matsumoto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 6, pp. 4881-4889 (2011)

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A unique length measurement method, called the multiple pulse train interference-based time-of-flight (TOF) method, is proposed and demonstrated for the first time. By taking advantage of both the high-accuracy measurement capability of a pulse train interference method and the arbitrary and absolute length measurement capability of a TOF method, the present method is expected to be useful for high-precision length measurement for not only science purposes but also industry requirements. A long gauge block was measured using this optical method to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed method.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.2830) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Height measurements
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: January 18, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 18, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 18, 2011
Published: February 28, 2011

Dong Wei, Satoru Takahashi, Kiyoshi Takamasu, and Hirokazu Matsumoto, "Time-of-flight method using multiple pulse train interference as a time recorder," Opt. Express 19, 4881-4889 (2011)

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