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Stroboscopic scanning white light interferometry at 2.7 MHz with 1.6 µm coherence length using a non-phosphor LED source


Stroboscopic scanning white light interferometry (SSWLI) allows precise three dimensional (3D) measurements of oscillating samples. Commercial SSWLI devices feature limited pulsing frequency. To address this issue we built a 400-620 nm wideband 150 mW light source whose 1.6 µm wide interferogram is without side peaks. The source combines a non-phosphor white LED with a cyan LED. We measured a calibration artifact with 10 nm precision and obtained 40 nm precision when measuring the 3D profile of a capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer membrane operating at 2.72 MHz. This source is compatible with solid state technology.

Authors: Ville Heikkinen,  Ivan Kassamakov, Tor Paulin, Anton Nolvi,, Edward Haeggström

Posted in Nanoscope, Stroboscopic interferometry

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