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Range-finding method using diffraction gratings
Applied Optics
  • Thomas D. DeWitt
  • Douglas A. Lyon, Fairfield University
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Publication Date
1-1-1995
Abstract
A model in geometric optics, along with some preliminary experimental results for a new range-finding method that exploits near-field diffraction phenomena found with plane gratings, is presented. Among the characteristics investigated is a magnification effect applicable to three-dimensional microscopy. A variety of embodiments of the method is disclosed, including an off-axis illumination model and a method of near-field focus compensation that takes advantage of the Scheimpflug condition.
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Copyright 1995 Optical Society of America

Published Citation
DeWitt, Thomas D., and Douglas A. Lyon. "Range-finding method using diffraction gratings." Applied optics 34, no. 14 (1995): 2510-2521.
DOI
10.1364/AO.34.002510
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Citation Information
Thomas D. DeWitt and Douglas A. Lyon. "Range-finding method using diffraction gratings" Applied Optics Vol. 34 Iss. 14 (1995)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/douglas_lyon/36/