4D Technology Corporation

Tucson, AZ 85706


About 4D Technology Corporation



3280 E Hemisphere Loop
Suite 146
Tucson, AZ 85706
United States

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4D Technology is a leader in innovative metrology products for measuring surface quality and surface defects on precision surfaces, as well as the surface and wavefront quality of optics. 4D’s patented Dynamic Interferometry®technology enables 4D’s laser interferometry products to measure in difficult environments, where vibration, air turbulence or rapid motion have traditionally prevented accurate measurement. 
4D Technology is a subsidiary of Onto Innovation.  For more information visit www.4dtechnology.com.



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4D Technology: PhaseCam 6110 dynamic interferometer

While at SPIE Optics + Photonics 2022, Erik Novak, vice president and general manager of 4D Technology, an Onto Innovation business, discusses the company’s PhaseCam 6110 dynamic...


FIGURE 1. Dynamic interferometry methods and configurations are shown.
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The metrology story behind the James Webb Space Telescope

Producing NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s sophisticated optical system required new technology and methods to ensure its components can perform as designed—and it presented...
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Laser interferometer and software combo features 4 Mpixel camera

The PhaseCam 6110 interferometer features a new 4 Mpixel camera, with 0.0005 wv repeatability and 0.01 wv RMS precision.
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Laser interferometer for qualifying optical surfaces has compact form factor

The PhaseCam 6110 laser interferometer features a lightweight, compact design to improve positioning, speed alignment, and lower installation costs.
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4D Technology appoints new general manager

Interferometry products developer 4D Technology has appointed Erik Novak, Ph.D., as its general manager.
FIGURE 1. An optical profiler mounted on a robot provides roughness metrology for large or highly curved optics.
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Robot-mounted optical profiler measures surface roughness

A robot-mounted dynamic optical profiler provides automated roughness measurements for large and complex optics.
A transparent dome mounted for measurement with a short coherence laser interferometer.
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Short coherence laser interferometer measures transparent domes

Combining a short coherence source with an adjustable path-match mechanism makes it possible to isolate and measure the front and back surfaces of transparent components as thin...
FIGURE 1. In a Fizeau interferometer, the reflected beam from the reference surface and the reflection from the test surface combine and both reverse their direction, passing through the same optics on their way to the camera.
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Interferometry: Tradeoffs in fixed vs. continuous-zoom interferometry factor into optics test optimization

Digital-, discrete-, and continuous-zoom configurations can optimize testing of large and small optics with modern interferometers; however, each method has tradeoffs that users...
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FIGURE 1. Four Blackmore lidar sensors are mounted atop a BMW X5 test vehicle on the road.
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Photonics Products: Lidar Systems: Automotive lidar draws heavily on photonics industry

The overlap is large between automotive lidar and familiar names in the photonics industry.
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4D Technology polarization camera uses CMOS sensors

The PolarCam snapshot micropolarizer camera simultaneously captures four polarization states in each video frame.
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4D Technology vertical digital radius slide uses laser interferometry

The Vertical Digital Radius Slide (VDRS) allows precise radius of curvature (ROC) measurement of concave or convex optics.

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Metrology module from 4D Technology provides sub-nanometer vertical resolution

The FlexCam is a compact, high-resolution 3D metrology system for in situ roll-to-roll measurement of flexible electronics.
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4D Technology introduces series of interferometer slides

The digital radius slides provide accurate axial positioning for measuring the radius of curvature of concave or convex optics.
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4D Technology interferometer includes wavefront analysis software

The AccuFiz interferometer is designed for surface shape and transmitted wavefront quality measurements at midspatial frequencies.
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4D Technology dynamic profiler measures surface roughness on large optics

The NanoCam Sq dynamic profiler uses dynamic interferometry via a high-speed optical sensor.
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4D Technology laser interferometer uses dynamic interferometry

The extended precision package for the PhaseCam 6000 more than doubles the laser interferometer’s precision in measuring the surfaces of optics.
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FIGURE 1. Measurement of large optics, such as this 8 m primary mirror for the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (see http://lbtwww.arcetri.astro.it/) require metrology systems that can function despite vibration, turbulence, and other challenges.
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INTERFEROMETRY: Dynamic interferometry ensures quality of large telescope optics

Meter-scale optical elements present a set of unique challenges, not just in fabrication but also to ensure conformance to specification. Dynamic interferometry offers speed and...
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4D Technology introduces FizCam 2000

Tucson, AZ--4D Technology is introducing of its latest Fizeau instrument, the FizCam 2000.
FIGURE 1. The James Webb Space Telescope, for which the main contractor is Northrop Grumman Space Technology (Redondo Beach, CA), will have an 18-segment primary mirror with overall diameter of 6.5 m. This construction reflects the trend in segmentation of primary mirrors for terrestrial and space-based telescopes.

Test and Measurement: Multiple-wavelength interferometry measures large segmented mirrors

Multiple-wavelength interferometry can provide a fast, high-quality alternative to contact profiling and scanning techniques.