interference microscope


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interference microscope

[‚in·tər′fir·əns ¦mī·krə‚skōp]
(optics)
A microscope used for visualizing and measuring differences in phase or optical paths in transparent or reflecting specimens; it differs from the phase contrast microscope in that the incident and diffracted waves are not separated, but interference is produced between the transmitted wave and another wave which originates from the same source.
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Error of measuring the optical path difference (Z[lambda]/b) using the interference microscope should be taken into account and falls within the range of [+ or -]0.
In principle, because a vibrometer is presented with several fringes just as is an interference microscope, displacement can be measured as well as velocity.
001-inch) depression, as can be seen from the interference microscope overlay on the photograph of the gate.