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  • Received: Aug. 9, 2006

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    Posted: Jun. 27, 2007

    Published Online: Jun. 27, 2007

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    Bo Yuan, Huimin Yan, Xiangqun Cao, Bin Lin. A new subdivision technique for grating based on CMOS microscopic imaging[J]. Chinese Optics Letters, 2007, 5(5): 278

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Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 5, Issue 5, 278 (2007)

A new subdivision technique for grating based on CMOS microscopic imaging

Bo Yuan*, Huimin Yan, Xiangqun Cao, and Bin Lin

Author Affiliations

  • State Key Laboratory of Modern Optical Instrumentation, CNERC for Optical Instrument, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027


We propose a new subdivision technique directly subdividing the grating stripe by using complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) microscopic imaging system combined with image processing. The corresponding optical system, subdivision principle, and image processing methods are illuminated. The relations of systemic resolution to subdivision number, grating period, magnifying power and tilt angle are theoretically discussed and experimentally checked on the Abbe comparator. The measurement precision for displacement of the proposed subdivision system is tested in the range of 5 mm and the maximum displacement error is less than 0.4 micron. The factors contributing to the systemic error are also discussed.