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Sensors  2012 

Novel Principle of Contactless Gauge Block Calibration

DOI: 10.3390/s120303350

Keywords: low-coherence interferometry, gauge block, nanometrology

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In this paper, a novel principle of contactless gauge block calibration is presented. The principle of contactless gauge block calibration combines low-coherence interferometry and laser interferometry. An experimental setup combines Dowell interferometer and Michelson interferometer to ensure a gauge block length determination with direct traceability to the primary length standard. By monitoring both gauge block sides with a digital camera gauge block 3D surface measurements are possible too. The principle presented is protected by the Czech national patent No. 302948.

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