Fizeau interferometers offer an unmatched combination of performance, quality and value in optical metrology. They produce accurate, repeatable interferometric measurements of surface shape, radius of curvature and transmitted wavefront quality.
4D’s Fizeau interferometers have continually led the field for high performance and innovation. 4D’s product family includes the first vibration-immune Fizeau systems, a high resolution option for measuring steep slopes and asphere, short coherence source models for measuring plane-parallel optics, and a vast array of mounts and accessories. With available wavelengths from 193 nm through 10.6 microns, apertures from 33 mm to 800 mm, and industry-leading analysis software, 4D Fizeaus beat all other systems for value, flexibility and long-term investment value.
AccuFiz Fizeau laser interferometers fit well in confined lab spaces. The compact, lightweight design is extremely rigid for high stability in any orientation or environment.
Full range and fully developed accessories selection
Order AccuFiz Fizeau interferometers in wavelengths from 355 nm through 1.064 µm. The standard product has apertures from 33 mm to 800 mm and can be mounted horizontally or vertically. 4D’s mature line of product offerings and accessories provides the right options for a wide range of applications and budgets.
High resolution for steep slopes and aspheres
The optional 6 megapixel, high resolution camera captures the highest slopes of any commercial interferometer. With high slope range capability, you can have optical metrology of aspheres, freeform optics and highly aberrated elements.
Isolate plane-parallel surfaces
One common shortcoming of the long-coherence laser in Fizeaus is the inability to measure plane parallel surfaces. The AccuFiz D, and the Surface Isolation Source (SIS) option for other AccuFiz interferometers, add the ability to measure plane-parallel optics without coatings or back-surface treatments. It eliminates unwanted second-surface reflections. Quantify shape, optical thickness, transmitted wavefront error, and homogeneity on optics as thin as 300 µm.
100 mm and 150 mm aperture models are provide industry-leading repeatability at wavelengths from 355 – 1550 nm.
Rigid for best results, anywhere
Maximum stability is essential for optical metrology, and these interferometers will operate successfully in any orientation or environment. The AccuFiz Fizeau’s compact, lightweight design is extremely rigid.
Accurate lateral resolution
No more recalibrating lateral dimensions when you zoom. Only AccuFiz includes Smart Zoom™ to ensure accurate lateral resolution over the entire 1X–10X zoom range.
The AccuFiz 6MP laser interferometer provides the highest available resolution for measuring steep slopes, aspheric surfaces and small diameter optics. Its 2400 x 2400 pixel sensor doubles the measurable spatial frequency range and quadruples the sampling capability of standard Fizeau interferometers.
High performance aperture converters and mounts let you leverage the performance of a standard AccuFiz to measure optics up to 800mm in diameter. Kinematic mounting allows to an AccuFiz for both large aperture measurement and stand-alone operation. with no need for re-alignment. A 4D aperture converters turns your AccuFiz into a flexible, cost-effective system for all of your shop measurements, large and small.
4D IR Fizeau interferometers provide consistently high performance, quality and value for accurate, repeatable measurement at infrared wavelengths. Laser sources wavelengths from 1.55 µm through 10.6 µm enable measurement of IR components and systems at their functional wavelength, as well as measurement of rough polished optics. Internal optics and accessories to match.
Near Infrared (NIR) wavelengths are available as well, including 1.053 and 1.064 µm.
AccuFiz IR interferometers are available in these wavelengths:
- AccuFiz SWIR, operating at 1.55 µm
- AccuFiz LWIR, operating at 10.6 μm
Short Coherence Laser Interferometers
AccuFiz short coherence laser interferometers are designed for challenging measurements such as remote cavities, simultaneous measurement of multiple glass surfaces. They also perform measurements in environmental testing chambers and provide an analysis of moving parts. With a completely on-axis design, the AccuFiz D provides extremely accurate measurement in a lab or in noisy environments, such as production floors and cleanrooms.
The AccuFiz D Dynamic Fizeau interferometer provides high accuracy measurement of flat and curved transparent optics. Its short coherence length source means you can measure plane-parallel surfaces <0.2 mm apart without the need for coating to eliminate unwanted fringes. A fast, automated internal system lets you quickly scan to locate and isolate each surface. beam expanders and mounts enable measurement of optics up to 32 in (800 mm) in diameter.
Plane-parallel optics are transparent components with parallel faces, or systems with two or more parallel surfaces. When reflections from the surfaces combine they contribute unintended interference, making measurement extremely difficult or impossible.
The AccuFiz SIS Surface Isolation Source eliminates reflections from all but the surface of interest, so you can measure each surface quickly and easily. You can even measure homgeneity and optical thickness, all in a single measurement setup.
Fizeau Accessories, Mounts and Optics
4D optical mounts and other accessories provide the flexibility and reliable, worry-free operation you need to complete your optical setup. Whether you require a highly repeatable test rig for production measurement or a complex setup for a unique measurement, 4D mounts and accessories will help you maximize measurement accuracy and minimize alignment and setup time.
In addition to optical mounts and accessories, we offer a range of options for radius of curvature measurements from slides to automated systems.