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Title: Optical design for laser encoder resolution extension and angular measurement

Abstract

A laser Doppler encoder includes a set of prisms mounted on a fixed base along with an additional prism, an end retroreflector and a laser/detector and a second set of prisms mounted on a moving/rotating base. The laser/detector generates a laser beam that is transmitted through the sets of prisms on the fixed and moving bases as well as the additional prism and the end retroreflector until the laser beam finally reaches a heterodyning detector that is housed coaxially inside the laser/detector. The laser beam is a frequency-stabilized laser beam such that the laser beam that is reflected back to the heterodyning detector is frequency-shifted by the movement of the moving base relative to the fixed base so that the amount of movement (either rotational or linear) of the moving base can be accurately determined. Moreover, the end retroreflector enables the laser Doppler encoder to be readily self-aligned such that the alignment time is substantially reduced and the three-dimensional optical path configuration results in a compact and integrated optical design which optimizes the system's anti-vibration performance. The laser Doppler encoder can be used in conjunction with a high energy resolution monochromator for accurately determining the rotational movement of an armmore » in the monochromator or can be used in conjunction with a closed looped motion controller for providing feedback on the rotational displacement of the arm of the monochromator so that the arm can be accurately positioned.« less

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531822
Patent Number(s):
5,896,200
Application Number:
08/902,115
Assignee:
The University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1997-07-29
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Shu, Deming. Optical design for laser encoder resolution extension and angular measurement. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Shu, Deming. Optical design for laser encoder resolution extension and angular measurement. United States.
Shu, Deming. Tue . "Optical design for laser encoder resolution extension and angular measurement". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531822.
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abstractNote = {A laser Doppler encoder includes a set of prisms mounted on a fixed base along with an additional prism, an end retroreflector and a laser/detector and a second set of prisms mounted on a moving/rotating base. The laser/detector generates a laser beam that is transmitted through the sets of prisms on the fixed and moving bases as well as the additional prism and the end retroreflector until the laser beam finally reaches a heterodyning detector that is housed coaxially inside the laser/detector. The laser beam is a frequency-stabilized laser beam such that the laser beam that is reflected back to the heterodyning detector is frequency-shifted by the movement of the moving base relative to the fixed base so that the amount of movement (either rotational or linear) of the moving base can be accurately determined. Moreover, the end retroreflector enables the laser Doppler encoder to be readily self-aligned such that the alignment time is substantially reduced and the three-dimensional optical path configuration results in a compact and integrated optical design which optimizes the system's anti-vibration performance. The laser Doppler encoder can be used in conjunction with a high energy resolution monochromator for accurately determining the rotational movement of an arm in the monochromator or can be used in conjunction with a closed looped motion controller for providing feedback on the rotational displacement of the arm of the monochromator so that the arm can be accurately positioned.},
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