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Location of mechanical features in lens mounts
Author(s): Paul R. Yoder
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Paper Abstract

Design of mechanical features such as spacers, retainers and/or cell shoulders used to locate and constrain lens components within a mount entails application of geometric relationships that depend upon the types of glass-to-metal interfaces to be provided. This paper describes the pertinent geometry of the most common surface-contact interface types (`sharp corner', spherical, tangential and toroidal) and gives equations for locating key features of the mechanical parts relative to the associated lens vertices. Examples illustrate the use of these equations to dimension mechanical features in typical lens/mount configurations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2263, Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering IV, (30 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.188019
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Paul R. Yoder, Consultant in Optical Engineering (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2263:
Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering IV
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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