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On demand: Considerations in Selecting Large Aperture Interferometers

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Large Aperture Interferometers are being used for measurement and quality assurance applications in both governmental and private enterprises worldwide. They are essential for evaluating high power laser optics, large telescope mirrors, advanced semiconductor manufacturing, and much more. Choosing or designing an instrument for these applications engenders special concerns. Users and decisionmakers should account for significant performance, maintenance, and environmental considerations.
Our presenter has extensive experience in designing and evaluating large aperture interferometers, and presents from the perspective of a company that produces them for customers around the world. We’ll be able to discuss requirements, data acquisition, usability, data analysis, performance enhancements and cost reduction trade-offs.
We’ll draw on real-life cases and experience to teach you about:

  • lessons learned from past efforts
  • applications, as far as they affect the type of interferometer you might select
  • operational environment issues
  • mechanical performance objectives
  • necessities for high quality measurements
  • verifying the performance of the system


Erik Novak, Ph.D.
Sr. Director of Business Development

Dr. Novak’s dissertation is in building large aperture Fizeau interferometers using modern techniques and materials. He has more than 19 years’ experience in developing precision metrology instrumentation

This webcast is FREE to view, though registration is required.