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Using integrated models to minimize environmentally induced wavefront error in optomechanical design and analysis
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Paper Abstract

The ultimate design goal of an optical system subjected to dynamic loads is to minimize system level wavefront error (WFE). In random response analysis, system WFE is difficult to predict from finite element results due to the loss of phase information. In the past, the use of ystem WFE was limited by the difficulty of obtaining a linear optics model. In this paper, an automated method for determining system level WFE using a linear optics model is presented. An error estimate is included in the analysis output based on fitting errors of mode shapes. The technique is demonstrated by example with SigFit, a commercially available tool integrating mechanical analysis with optical analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 August 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10371, Optomechanical Engineering 2017, 103710I (23 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2274103
Show Author Affiliations
Victor L. Genberg, Sigmadyne, Inc. (United States)
Gregory J. Michels, Sigmadyne, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10371:
Optomechanical Engineering 2017
Alson E. Hatheway; David M. Stubbs, Editor(s)

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