Abstract

A novel method for obtaining precision measurements by using two binary diffractive optical elements is presented. The system provides visual feedback of the measurement without the use of electronics.

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  2. A. J. Cable, E. Buckley, P. Mash, N. A. Lawrence, T. D. Wilkinson, and W. A. Crossland, in SID International Symposium Digest of Technical Papers (Society for Information Display, 2004), Vol. 35(1), 1431.
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1994 (1)

T. D. Wilkinson, D. C. O'Brien, and R. J. Mears, Opt. Commun. 109, 222 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1987 (1)

Allebach, J. P.

Buckley, E.

E. Buckley, A. J. Cable, N. A. Lawrence, 'Automatic measurement technique,' UK Patent Application GB0329013.7 (December 13, 2004).

A. J. Cable, E. Buckley, P. Mash, N. A. Lawrence, T. D. Wilkinson, and W. A. Crossland, in SID International Symposium Digest of Technical Papers (Society for Information Display, 2004), Vol. 35(1), 1431.

Cable, A. J.

E. Buckley, A. J. Cable, N. A. Lawrence, 'Automatic measurement technique,' UK Patent Application GB0329013.7 (December 13, 2004).

A. J. Cable, E. Buckley, P. Mash, N. A. Lawrence, T. D. Wilkinson, and W. A. Crossland, in SID International Symposium Digest of Technical Papers (Society for Information Display, 2004), Vol. 35(1), 1431.

Crossland, W. A.

A. J. Cable, E. Buckley, P. Mash, N. A. Lawrence, T. D. Wilkinson, and W. A. Crossland, in SID International Symposium Digest of Technical Papers (Society for Information Display, 2004), Vol. 35(1), 1431.

Lawrence, N. A.

A. J. Cable, E. Buckley, P. Mash, N. A. Lawrence, T. D. Wilkinson, and W. A. Crossland, in SID International Symposium Digest of Technical Papers (Society for Information Display, 2004), Vol. 35(1), 1431.

E. Buckley, A. J. Cable, N. A. Lawrence, 'Automatic measurement technique,' UK Patent Application GB0329013.7 (December 13, 2004).

Mash, P.

A. J. Cable, E. Buckley, P. Mash, N. A. Lawrence, T. D. Wilkinson, and W. A. Crossland, in SID International Symposium Digest of Technical Papers (Society for Information Display, 2004), Vol. 35(1), 1431.

Mears, R. J.

T. D. Wilkinson, D. C. O'Brien, and R. J. Mears, Opt. Commun. 109, 222 (1994).
[CrossRef]

O'Brien, D. C.

T. D. Wilkinson, D. C. O'Brien, and R. J. Mears, Opt. Commun. 109, 222 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Seldowitz, M. A.

Sweeney, D. W.

Wilkinson, T. D.

T. D. Wilkinson, D. C. O'Brien, and R. J. Mears, Opt. Commun. 109, 222 (1994).
[CrossRef]

A. J. Cable, E. Buckley, P. Mash, N. A. Lawrence, T. D. Wilkinson, and W. A. Crossland, in SID International Symposium Digest of Technical Papers (Society for Information Display, 2004), Vol. 35(1), 1431.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Opt. Commun. (1)

T. D. Wilkinson, D. C. O'Brien, and R. J. Mears, Opt. Commun. 109, 222 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

A. J. Cable, E. Buckley, P. Mash, N. A. Lawrence, T. D. Wilkinson, and W. A. Crossland, in SID International Symposium Digest of Technical Papers (Society for Information Display, 2004), Vol. 35(1), 1431.

E. Buckley, A. J. Cable, N. A. Lawrence, 'Automatic measurement technique,' UK Patent Application GB0329013.7 (December 13, 2004).

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A 4-f optical system used to implement the precision measurement device.

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Fig. 2

Replay fields captured from the precision measurement system when the hologram and phase mask are misaligned by distances of Δ x and Δ y in the x and the y directions, respectively.

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