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Ripple

Interferometry Software

Ripple is a device independent interferometry acquisition/analysis software application. It can be used to acquire interferogram data from your interferometer and/or import data from various file formats. 

NEW IN RELEASE 2.0

  • Wavelength tuning plus unique algorithms for multi-surface measurements including front/back surfaces, thickness variation, and optical homogeneity in a single measurement.

  • Customizable phase-algorithms to match your optical geometry.

  • User definable phase-algorithms for custom applications.

NEW IN RELEASE 1.3

  • PSD Filtering (Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, Band Reject)

  • Geometric Image Transforms: perform wavefront operations on data sets in different coordinate systems

  • New Multi-Document View for viewing many data sets simultaneously .

  • Annulus shaped apertures/obscurations in addition to (circle, ellipse, rectangle, polygon).

NEW IN RELEASE 1.2

  • Angle measurements for ROC, Optical Wedge, Prism angle error, Corner cube dihedral angle error

  • Power Spectral Density (PSD), Point Spread Function (PSF), Modulation Transfer Function (MTF)

  • Scripting Language for automating complex repetitive tasks

  • Export to Zygo DAT, ZEMAX, CODEV, RAW, IntelliWave

  • Support for even more USB, GigE, and composite video cameras

ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN SDK FOR INDEPENDANT SOFTWARE PRODUCT DEVELOPERS

Use the contact form below to request additional information and a downloadable evaluation program.

Features (Ripple Brochure)

Interferograms

  • Single frame fringe carrier

  • Phase Shifted (3-13 interferograms)

  • Gaussian and median filtering

  • Quality control during data acquisition

  • Use with virtually any camera or interferometer

  • Import from various popular file formats

OPD

  • Robust unwrapping of noisy data

  • Gaussian, median, spike, Fourier filtering

  • Averaging

  • Reference subtraction

Masks

  • Any number of apertures and obscurations

  • Circle, ellipse, square, rectangle, polygon, annulus

  • Manual (mouse or numeric entry)

  • Automatic

Analysis

  • Peak to Valley (PV)

  • RMS

  • Polynomial fitting

    • Seidels

    • Zernike's (unit circle, ellipse)

    • XY polynomial (any shape)​​

    • Cylinder, Twist, Power

  • ISO 10110-5 Specification

  • Slope (horizontal, vertical, magnitude)

Units

  • Display height in user selected units

  • Calibrate and display xy axes in user selected units

Display

  • 2D Color Map

  • 3D Surface

  • Cross Sections

  • Histograms

  • Bar charts of numeric lists

  • Multiple Documents Simultaneously 

Plugin Modules

  • Angle Measurements

    • Wedge

    • Prisms

    • Corner Cubes

  • Optics Plugin 1

    • Diamond Tool Offset

    • Radius of Curvature (ROC)

  • Optics Plugin 2

    • Homogeneity

    • Absolute three flat test

    • Absolute Sphere Test

  • Fourier Analysis

    • Power Spectral Density (PSD)

    • Point Spread Function (PSF)

    • Modulation Transfer Function (MTF)

  • Multi-Surface Measurements. (in single measurement)

    • Front/back surfaces​

    • Thickness variation

    • Optical Homogeneity

File I/O

  • Zygo Metro PRO

  • ZEMAX​​

  • CODEV

  • IntelliWave

  • RAW

  • ASCII

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Interferometers Supported

Virtually any laser based or wavelength tuning interferometer is supported including Zygo, Wyko, PhaseShift Technologies/ADE, ESDI / IntelliWave, and custom systems.

Fringe Carrier                         Phase Shifting

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