Special Issue "Precision Measurements and Metrology Using Lasers"
A special issue of Technologies (ISSN 2227-7080).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2014)
Dr. David Kerr
Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, Ashby Road, Loughborough Leicestershire, UK
Interests: optical metrology; fringe analysis; digital image processing; industrial machine vision
Since its inception around 1960, the laser has found myriad applications in science, engineering, and medicine. The use of lasers in metrology includes the precise measurement of distance, velocity, acceleration, torque, strain, surface finish, and shape. For more than 50 years, the unique properties of laser radiation (i.e., coherence, narrow wavelength, low beam divergence and high intensity) have made lasers ideal for accurate and repeatable non-contact measurement. This special issue aims to publish new research and novel applications in all types of laser metrology and precision measurement. It is my pleasure to encourage both theoretical and empirical papers in this ever-expanding and exciting discipline.
Dr. David Kerr
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Review: Applications of Optical Interferometer Techniques for Precision Measurements of Changes in Temperature, Growth and Refractive Index of Materials
Technologies 2014, 2(2), 54-75; doi:10.3390/technologies2020054
Received: 13 December 2013; in revised form: 16 March 2014 / Accepted: 27 March 2014 / Published: 5 May 2014| PDF Full-text (991 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Crustal Strain Observation Using a Two-Color Interferometer with Accurate Correction of Refractive Index of Air
Technologies 2014, 2(3), 115-128; doi:10.3390/technologies2030115
Received: 30 April 2014; in revised form: 23 June 2014 / Accepted: 24 June 2014 / Published: 4 July 2014| PDF Full-text (610 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: A 100-m Fabry–Pérot Cavity with Automatic Alignment Controls for Long-Term Observations of Earth’s Strain
Technologies 2014, 2(3), 129-142; doi:10.3390/technologies2030129
Received: 29 April 2014; in revised form: 27 June 2014 / Accepted: 15 July 2014 / Published: 6 August 2014| PDF Full-text (1087 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Last update: 2 September 2013