Basic principles of laser Doppler vibrometry

Laser vibrometry is a high precision optical measurement method for the non-invasice determination of vibrational velocity and amplitude of a sample surface. Based on the Doppler effect it evaluates the frequency shift of backscattered laser light from a moving object surface. Learn more about the measurement principle and interferometer setup in this new video.

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Areas of technology

Vibrometry

Laser vibrometers developed and manufactured by Polytec define the globally recognized standard for optical vibration measurement. We provide our customers from a wide variety of industries a comprehensive range of solutions for almost any vibration-related challenge in research, development, production and condition monitoring. Laser Doppler vibrometers are precision measuring instruments for the examination of objects of almost any size and solve your task quickly, in a non-contact, non-destructive manner. 

Velocimetry

When producing continuous material and piece goods, knowing the exact length and velocity is key if you are to optimize your costs and processes. Non-contact laser surface velocimeters make reliable process control possible, based on the laser-precise measurement of length and speed, even in harsh ambient conditions. Designed for their robustness, reliability and minimum maintenance requirements.

Surface Metrology

The TopMap surface measurement family can be used for characterization of rough, smooth or stepped surfaces using our innovative white light interferometry system for high precision and non-contact results.  Already used in laboratories worldwide for research and development, quality assurance and within production environments and directly on manufacturing lines. 

When surface metrology becomes surface quality 

For measuring the finest details in surfaces, the TopMap series of optical profiler systems are the preferred solution. From microscopes to macroscopes, Polytec has a product to meet the toughest of applications needs.

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