Welcome to the research group of Nanofabrication and Nanomeasurement Technology


The research unit aims to combine fundamental research into highly-accurate optical measurement technology with application-based research, often in collaboration with interdisciplinary partners. Furthermore, technology transfer all the way to the practical use is actively pursued.

Interferometric signal processing stands at the heart of the research profile and is applied to a number of key application fields. Nanometrology and sensor technology, in particular for use within nanofabrication, forms the core application area. Fibre-optic sensing and interferometric imaging are further key target areas and innovative research topics to advance the research profile are continuously being explored.



The lecture „Optoelectronic Measurement and Sensor Technology” at master level as well as parts of the lecture “Introduction to Measurement and Sensor Technology” at bachelor level are currently being offered.

Through working on research projects as part of Diploma, Bachelor and Master theses but also through scientific assistant positions, students are actively integrated into the research unit and scientific work skills are fostered.

Current Publications

[J12]Hallam, J.M., Kissinger, T., Charrett, T. O. and Tatam, R P. “In-process range-resolved interferometric (RRI) 3d layer height measurements for wire+ arc additive manufacturing (WAAM)”, Measurement Science and Technology, 33(4):044002, 12pp, (2022). DOI: 10.1088/1361-6501/ac440e
[J11] Bridges, A., Yacoot, A., Kissinger, T. and Tatam, R.P. “Multiple intensity reference interferometry for the correction of sub-fringe displacement non-linearities”, Measurement Science and Technology, 33(2):025201, 12pp, (2022). DOI: 10.1088/1361-6501/ac3aad
[J10] Bridges, A., Yacoot, A., Kissinger, T., Humphreys, D.A. and Tatam, R. P. “Correction of periodic displacement non-linearities by two-wavelength interferometry”, Measurement Science and Technology, 32(12):125202, 12pp, (2021). DOI: 10.1088/1361-6501/ac1dfa