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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1921–1923

High-speed three-dimensional measurement using electronically controlled wavelength-tunable ultrashort pulse fiber laser

Takefumi Ohta, Norihiko Nishizawa, Tetsuya Ozawa, and Kazuyoshi Itoh  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 13, pp. 1921-1923 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.001921


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Abstract

A high-speed three-dimensional measurement system was demonstrated using an electronically controlled wavelength-tunable ultrashort pulse fiber laser and an all-fiber interferometer. A longitudinal scanning range of 2.8 mm and a scanning speed of 100,000   points s were achieved without moving parts. For a measurement distance of 0.7 m , the sensitivity and accuracy were 70 dB and ± 8 μ m , respectively. A clear three-dimensional image of a 100 yen Japanese coin was obtained using this measurement system.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.6650) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Surface measurements, figure
(150.6910) Machine vision : Three-dimensional sensing

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: February 24, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 16, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 16, 2009
Published: June 18, 2009

Citation
Takefumi Ohta, Norihiko Nishizawa, Tetsuya Ozawa, and Kazuyoshi Itoh, "High-speed three-dimensional measurement using electronically controlled wavelength-tunable ultrashort pulse fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 34, 1921-1923 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-13-1921

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