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Optical Metrology

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Definition: the science and technology of performing measurements with light

German: optische Metrologie

Category: optical metrology

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Optical metrology is the science and technology concerning measurements with light. Such measurements can either target properties of light itself or other properties such as some distance.

Some examples of optical metrology are:

In many cases, optical metrology can be extremely precise and is finally limited by laser noise.

See also: frequency metrology, optical clocks, interferometers, distance measurements with lasers, laser noise
and other articles in the category optical metrology

In the RP Photonics Buyer's Guide, 16 suppliers for optical metrology equipment are listed.

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