by Alexander Banishev, Mithun Bhowmick, Jue Wang
Publisher: InTech 2017
Number of pages: 258
Optical methods of measurements are the most sensitive techniques of noncontact investigations, and at the same time, they are fast as well as accurate which increases reproducibility of observed results. In recent years, the importance of optical interferometry methods for research has dramatically increased, and applications range from precise surface testing to finding extrasolar planets.
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by Peter Hertel - University of Osnabrueck, Germany
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