QIS is the first interferometer specifically designed for stitching. QIS brings more capability than ever to QED’s metrology systems.
QED’s QIS incorporates hardware and software features designed to enhance the performance of QED’s metrology products. The proprietary QIS coherent imaging system allows the user to obtain measurements with higher fringe densities and greater contrast. The advanced optical design of QIS reduces common errors, such as retrace and magnification errors. In addition, the greater focus travel provided by QIS allows for the measurement of parts with shorter radii than possible with a general purpose interferometer. QIS was also designed using the same software platform, QED.NET, as QED’s Q-flex™ MRF™ systems, which enables seamless communications between systems. The new 1920 x 1920 pixel, high-resolution camera allows for improved spot measurement capability. This means that you can more accurately characterize the MRF removal function, enabling you to make better manufacturing process decisions and achieve convergence faster and with more accuracy.
These features result in ease of use, efficient processing, increased accuracy and expanded capabilities. QIS is available on the ASI(Q) platform, or as a field upgrade to existing ASI, SSI-A and SSI platforms.
Measure Smarter. Measure Better.
- Higher fringe density
- Higher fringe contrast
- More slope measurement
- No pixel scale errors
- Greater focus travel
- Integrated software platform
The Stitching Advantage
Stitching technology has four major advantages over standard interferometry:
- Larger field of view—you can see “more” of the surface.
- Higher lateral spatial frequencies—you can see a better picture of the surface.
- Improved accuracy—you can feel confident in the quality of your results because the unit automatically calibrates systematic instrument errors.
- Aspheric measurements—you can measure aspheres without null lenses.
The “Q” Advantage
QED’s ASI(Q) metrology system is powered by QIS, the QED interferometer for stitching that is completely designed, engineered and built by QED. Combined with robust QED.NET software, you have the advantage of a metrology powerhouse that:
- is optimized for stitching
- can measure more parts
- lets you say “yes” to more complex projects
- enables you to better qualify MRF removal function (spot)
QED innovation and ingenuity gives you the ”Q” advantage and brings new, expanded capabilities and versatility to your QED metrology systems. QIS is available on the ASI(Q) platform, or as a field upgrade to existing ASI, SSI-Aand SSI platforms.
QIS system Overview
Phase shifting Fizeau interferometer optimized for stitching
Metrology of optical surface figure. Supports measurement of high slope errors, short radius surfaces, transmitted wavefront measurements. Measures high fringe density with high contrast. Reduced retrace error. Optimized for stitching.
Designed for Stitching
Specifically designed for stitching, the QIS is only available for use with QED’S metrology platforms.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
*Laser Product Safety Rating is Class I