Precision absolute positional measurement of laser beams

Fitzsimons, E.D., Bogenstahl, J., Hough, J., Killow, C.J., Perreur-Lloyd, M., Robertson, D.I. and Ward, H. (2013) Precision absolute positional measurement of laser beams. Applied Optics, 52(12), pp. 2527-2530. (doi:10.1364/AO.52.002527)

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Abstract

We describe an instrument which, coupled with a suitable coordinate measuring machine, facilitates the absolute measurement within the machine frame of the propagation direction of a millimeter-scale laser beam to an accuracy of around ±4  μm in position and ±20  μrad in angle.

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Additional Information:This paper was published in Applied Optics and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.52.002527. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bogenstahl, Miss Johanna and Robertson, Dr David and Hough, Professor James and Ward, Professor Henry and Perreur-Lloyd, Mr Michael and Fitzsimons, Dr Ewan and Killow, Dr Christian
Authors: Fitzsimons, E.D., Bogenstahl, J., Hough, J., Killow, C.J., Perreur-Lloyd, M., Robertson, D.I., and Ward, H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Applied Optics
Journal Abbr.:Appl. Opt.
Publisher:Optical Society of America
ISSN:1559-128X
ISSN (Online):2155-3165
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 Optical Society of America
First Published:First published in Applied Optics 52(12):2527-2530
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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