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The importance of understanding manufacturing distributions in simulating manufactured performance of optical systems
Author(s): Mark C. Sanson
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Paper Abstract

Manufactured system performance analysis routines are built into several optical design software programs. These programs have limited abilities to change the probability distribution function of the tolerances. At Corning Incorporated, Advanced Optics, in-house analysis software is used which allows the distribution function of different tolerances to be customized. These simulation tools are capable of accurately modeling the distribution functions from the internal optical fabrication capabilities of Corning. This case study demonstrates the change in performance outcomes due to distribution functions and the importance of knowing the manufacturing distribution functions of the optical fabrication house used.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 October 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10448, Optifab 2017, 104480S (16 October 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2279314
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Mark C. Sanson, Corning Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10448:
Optifab 2017
Julie L. Bentley; Sebastian Stoebenau, Editor(s)

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