New Type Small-Angle Sensor Based on Multiple Total Internal Reflections and Attenuated Total Reflections in Heterodyne Interferometry
In this paper, a new type small-angle sensor based on multiple total internal reflections and attenuated total reflections in heterodyne interferometry is presented. The small-angle sensor is designed as a reflective elongated prism that is made of BK7 glass. The shorter-side surface of the reflective elongated prism was coated with 2nm Ti-film and 45.5nm Au-film, but the longer-side surface of that was not coated with metal films. With the new type small-angle sensor, the small rotation angle can be obtained only by measuring the phase difference between the p-and s-polarization lights due to the multiple attenuated total-internal reflections (MATRs) and total-internal reflections (TIRs) effects. Its angular resolution can reach 0.000000295 radian at least. The new type small-angle sensor has some merits, e.g., high resolution, high sensitivity, stability, and in real-time test, etc.
S. F. Wang et al., "New Type Small-Angle Sensor Based on Multiple Total Internal Reflections and Attenuated Total Reflections in Heterodyne Interferometry", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 284-287, pp. 2162-2166, 2013