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How to break a lens
Author(s): Alan E. DeCew
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Paper Abstract

Over the years, the author has familiarized himself with far too many of the classic methods for turning a single optical element into any number of smaller pieces. In the vast majority of these cases the application of gravity was the destructive element. Resting a large lens on a yet unbeveled edge to produce the classic “clamshell” is a well known example. Another ever popular technique using gravity assist is trying to carefully pull one’s fingers out from under an optical element when placing it on a surface plate.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 November 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9197, An Optical Believe It or Not: Key Lessons Learned III, 91970H (13 November 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2065081
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Alan E. DeCew, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9197:
An Optical Believe It or Not: Key Lessons Learned III
Mark A. Kahan, Editor(s)

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