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Taylor Hobson Ltd | Date: 2012-12-19

Metrological apparatus and a confocal sensor for use in such apparatus are described. The confocal sensor (


A metrological apparatus includes an optical measurement system (


A metrological apparatus has a surface data determiner to determine from measurement data a measured surface roughness data set (


Patent
Taylor Hobson Ltd | Date: 2012-01-18

Light reflected by a sample surface region and a reference surface interfere. A detector senses light intensity at intervals during relative movement along a scan path between the sample surface and the reference surface to provide a series of intensity values representing interference fringes. A data processor receives first intensity data comprising a first series of intensity values resulting from a measurement operation on a surface area of a substrate and second intensity data comprising a second series of intensity values resulting from a measurement operation on a surface area of a thin film structure. A gain is determined for each thin film of the thin film structure. Substrate and apparent thin film structure surface characteristics are determined on the basis of the first and second intensity data, respectively. The apparent thin film structure surface characteristic is modified using the substrate surface characteristic and the determined gain or gains.


Patent
Taylor Hobson Ltd | Date: 2013-02-13

A computer implemented method of determining the surface shape of an aspheric object using a metrological apparatus includes positioning the object on a support surface of a turntable so that an axis of the object is tilted with respect to the axis of rotation of the turntable; using a measurement probe to make a first measurement of the object; rotating the turntable; after rotation of the turntable, using a measurement probe to make a second measurement of the object, diametrically opposite the first measurement, estimating a first angle based on fitting the first measurement data using a surface model including: a dependency on the axis tilt angle and a dependency on the radius of the base of the object; estimating a second angle based on fitting the second measurement data to the surface model; and determining the tilt angle based on the first angle and the second angle.

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