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Micro-optics systems and devices: review and analysis using multiaperture design software
Author(s): Dante P. D'Amato
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Paper Abstract

Miniature optical systems utilizing arrays of lenses had been conceived by the early part of this century. More recent uses for multi-aperture optics have included Hartmann wavefront sensing and agile beam steering. To support our own research efforts in micro-optics Adaptive Optics Associates, Inc. developed first-order raytrace software that is capable of modeling multi-aperture systems. The graphical user interface at the heart of this software gives a CAD- like utility to the program, which is a powerful tool for the micro-optics design engineer. The article discusses the benefits of such an interface. Several examples of micro-optics systems taken from available literature are analyzed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 1993
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1992, Miniature and Micro-Optics and Micromechanics, (15 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.165689
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Dante P. D'Amato, Adaptive Optics Associates, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1992:
Miniature and Micro-Optics and Micromechanics
Neal C. Gallagher; Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri, Editor(s)

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