Advances in the Measurement of Surfaces Properties Utilizing Illumination at Angles Beyond Total Reflection

  • Sciammarella C. A. 
  • Sciammarella F. M. 
  • Lamberti L 
Conference paper
Part of the Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series book series (CPSEMS)


In preceding papers the authors have employed evanescent illumination to perform measurement of depth information on rough surfaces. In the developments presented in this paper new experimental evidence has been gathered. This information provides additional elements that help to formulate a more complete model of the phenomena taking place. The carried out measurements when confronted with independently gather information support the formulated model.


evanescent waves surface roughness high accuracy topography 


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Kretschmann E (1974) Die Bestimmung der Oberflächenrauhigkeit dünner schichten durch Messung der Winkelabhängigkeit der Streustrahlung von Oberflächen Plasma Schwingungen. Optics Communications 10: 353-356.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Heitmann D (1977) Radiative decay of surface plasmons excited by fast electrons on periodically modulated silver surfaces. Journal of Physics C: Solid State Physics 10: 397-405.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Teng YY, Stern EA (1967) Plasmon radiation from metal gratings. Physical Review Letters 19: 511-514.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Sciammarella CA, Lamberti L, Sciammarella FM, Demelio GP, Dicuonzo A, Boccaccio A (2010). Application of plasmons to the determination of surface profile and contact strain distribution. Strain,Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Sciammarella CA (2003) Overview of optical techniques that measure displacements: Murray Lecture. Experimental Mechanics 43: 1-19.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Sciammarella CA, Lamberti L, Sciammarella FM (2005) High accuracy contouring with projection moiré. Optical Engineering 44: Paper No. 093606 (pp. 1−12).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Businees Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sciammarella C. A. 
    • 1
  • Sciammarella F. M. 
    • 1
  • Lamberti L 
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringCollege of Engineering & Engineering Technology Northern Illinois UniversityDeKalbUSA
  2. 2.Dipart. Ingegneria Meccanica e GestionalePolitecnico di BariBARIITALY

Personalised recommendations