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Techniques for analyzing lens manufacturing data with optical design applications
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Paper Abstract

Optical designers assume a mathematically derived statistical distribution of the relevant design parameters for their Monte Carlo tolerancing simulations. However, there may be significant differences between the assumed distributions and the likely outcomes from manufacturing. Of particular interest for this study are the data analysis techniques and how they may be applied to optical and mechanical tolerance decisions. The effect of geometric factors and mechanical glass properties on lens manufacturability will be also be presented. Although the present work concerns lens grinding and polishing, some of the concepts and analysis techniques could also be applied to other processes such molding and single-point diamond turning.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 September 2015
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 9573, Optomechanical Engineering 2015, 95730M (2 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2186451
Show Author Affiliations
Morris I. Kaufman, National Security Technologies, LLC (United States)
Brandon B. Light, Optimax Systems, Inc. (United States)
Robert M. Malone, National Security Technologies, LLC (United States)
Michael K. Gregory, Optimax Systems, Inc. (United States)
Daniel K. Frayer, National Security Technologies, LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9573:
Optomechanical Engineering 2015
Alson E. Hatheway, Editor(s)

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