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• Contour Elite I 3D Optical Microscope - Datasheet 1.0 MB
The Contour Elite I 3D Optical Microscope combines more than three decades of surface metrology innovation and experience from industry partnerships into a single benchtop system to deliver production-ready automation, measurement flexibility, high-fidelity imaging, and proven performance.

• Contour Elite Line of 3D Optical Microscopes - Brochure 2.0 MB
Researchers, metrologists, and engineers no longer have to choose between accurate metrology and visually compelling imaging-based measurements. Bruker’s Contour Elite 3D optical microscopes combine the ContourGT platform’s proven, industry-leading metrology and Vision64 analysis software with exceptional new high-fidelity imaging capabilities. Contour Elite systems deliver the high-speed operation, accuracy,and repeatability that top-level R&D and production requires, and adds the imaging and display advantages commonly associated with confocal microscopy.

• Contour Elite Objectives Chart - Datasheet 0.5 MB
Reference sheet of objectives for Contour Elite series optical microscopes that includes field-of-view and spatial sampling specifications.

• AcuityXR Enhanced-Resolution Microscopy Technology - Datasheet 1.1 MB
AcuityXR is a revolutionary optical surface profiler measurement capability that combines patented Bruker hardware and software technology to enable select Contour Elite  3D Optical Surface Microscopes to break the optical diffraction limit and deliver lateral resolutions previously considered unattainable with conventional optical microscopy techniques.

Application Notes

• Characterization of CMP Processes with White Light Interferometry  4.1 MB
This application note describes the measurement and analysis advantages that white light interferometry (WLI) offers for the various CMP components. It also details an improvement study that investigated asperity behavior of the fluid layer under the wafer during the CMP process and revealed the effects of polishing and conditioning on the pads, as well as wafer polish results.

• Correlating Advanced 3D Optical Profiling Surface Measurements to Traceable Standards - AN558 2.0 MB
This application note describes the advantages of the non-contact inspection method employed by 3D optical profilers, and discusses the best practices and measurement results for some specialized PTB (Physikalish-Technische Bundesanstalt) traceable roughness standards and other low-cost fingernail roughness gauges.

• VXI Universal Surface Measurements for 3D Optical Microscopes - AN554  2.2 MB
VXI is a breakthrough measurement mode that enables nearly universal measurement results on widely ranging surfaces. This application note briefly reviews the VXI technology and imaging and measurement examples from the LED, MEMS, and display industries.

• 3D Optical Microscopes Provide Key Metrology for Opthalmic Industrial Applications - AN552 2.8 MB
This application note discusses the manufacture and production of various contact lenses and intraocular implantable lenses (IOLs) and how properly deployed metrology, using advanced 3D optical microscopes provide a high return on investment to manufacturers in this space.

• 3D Optical Microscopy for Orthopedic Implants - AN551 1.9 MB
This application note explores the use of 3D optical microscopy in both the R&D and quality control stages of orthopedic implants manufacturing.

• AcuityXR Technology Significantly Enhances Lateral Resolution of White-Light Optical Profilers - AN548 1.4 MB
This application note details Bruker’s development of an interferometric measurement mode, AcuityXR, that effectively overcomes the optical diffraction limit, resolving greater detail in many surfaces without compromising the many other benefits of white light interferometry.

• Optical Profiling Provides 3D Measurement of Blades and Sharps - AN538 1.3 MB
3D surface inspection of blades and sharps can provide valuable information about lifetime and quality of performance to manufacturers.

• Optical Profiling Enables High Volume Stent Manufacturing - AN537 1.3 MB
This application note discusses how optical profiling provides non-contact, 3D measurement of stent shape, defects, and coatings, to enable high-volume production measurement.

• Characterizing Surface Quality - Why Average Roughness is Not Enough - AN511 6.3 MB
In this application note we explore how 3D parameters can be employed to provide great insight into surface finish and performance.

• Comparing 3D Optical Microscopy Techniques for Metrology Applications - AN503 1.6 MB
This application note investigates the principles of operation for white light interferometry (WLI) and confocal microscopy, also known as laser scanning confocal microscopy (LSCM), and discusses their different advantages and disadvantages for metrology.