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Active Illumination Focus Variation

Optical metrology
研发工程经理,光学工程博士,光子学硕士 at Sensofar Metrology | Other articles

Carlos 自 2010 年起开始在 Sensofar 参与开发共聚焦、干涉测量和多焦面叠加技术,自 2018 年起担任研发工程经理一职。他的研究领域是光机系统设计和图像处理。
他在光学工程方面的综合研究工作帮助 Sensofar 研发团队在创新和最高技术水平方面始终保持领先地位。

Active Illumination Focus Variation full article
Carlos Bermudez1, Pol Martinez1, Cristina Cadevall1, Roger Artigas1
1Sensofar-Tech, S.L. (Spain)
Proceedings Volume 11056, Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection XI; 110560W (2019)
Event: SPIE Optical Metrology, 2019, Munich, Germany


Focus Variation (FV) has been successfully employed for the three-dimensional measurement of rough surfaces. The technique relies on scanning the sample under inspection across the depth of focus of a high numerical aperture microscope objective, while computing the local contrast of its surface. Only those samples with sufficient texture will provide a usable axial response to compute its height location, limiting the application of Focus Variation to optically rough surfaces. Active illumination Focus Variation (AiFV) introduces an artificial texture on the field diaphragm position which is superimposed onto the surface. The benefit is a usable axial response, even when scanning an optically smooth surface, while minimizing the evaluation window of the focus operator close to the spatial autocorrelation length of the artificial texture.

In this paper, we show the development of an Active illumination Focus Variation on an existing confocal microscope using Microdisplay Scanning technology. We analyzed the performance of AiFV on smooth surfaces with low frequency components, such as traceable Step Height or Type B2 roughness standards. Higher frequency samples such as random direction roughness standards or high-resolution targets are affected by the lateral resolution loss inherent on the AiFV technique. In this paper, we compare the lateral resolution limit of AiFV and Confocal Microscopy with the use of a Siemens Star specimen for a range of microscope objectives with numerical apertures from 0.3 to 0.95. Its influence on the computed ISO 25178 parameters on random surfaces is shown.

Interferometry in a laser texturing process