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Optical Engineering

Low-cost adjustable mirror mount
Author(s): Anees Ahmad
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Paper Abstract

Complex optical systems commonly employ adjustable optical mounts for alignment purposes. The design of a low-cost adjustable mirror mount that provides simple tilt and height adjustments is described. This mirror mount employs conventional machining and standard off-the-shelf hardware and is, therefore, very suitable for low-cost rapid prototyping applications. A diamond-machined metal mirror is directly assembled to the mount with three screws and two precision dowel pins. The adjustments are provided by three spring-loaded screws between the mount and a fixed base plate. Two set screws are used for locking purposes after the adjustments have been made.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 3 pages
Opt. Eng. 33(6) doi: 10.1117/12.169725
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 33, Issue 6
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Anees Ahmad, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)


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