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Ultra stable iso-static bonded optical mount design for harsh environments
Author(s): J. Pijnenburg; M.J.A. te Voert; J. de Vreugd; A. Vosteen; W. van Werkhoven; J. Mekking; B. A. H. Nijland

Paper Abstract

Through the years many stable optical mounts have been designed, analyzed and tested at TNO. This paper gives an overview of the design principles used. Various examples are presented together with verification test results.

The use of adhesives in combination with an iso-static mount design allows mounting of optical components in a limited volume with limited deformation of the optical surfaces due to thermal and mechanical loads. Relatively large differences in thermal expansion over large temperature ranges can be overcome using a simple and predictable design at reasonable costs. Despite adhesives have limited dimensional stability and loadability, stable optical mounts can be realized when proper design principles are used.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10564, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2012, 1056425 (20 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2309082
Show Author Affiliations
J. Pijnenburg, TNO Optomechatronics (Netherlands)
M.J.A. te Voert, TNO Optomechatronics (Netherlands)
J. de Vreugd, TNO Optomechatronics (Netherlands)
A. Vosteen, TNO Optomechatronics (Netherlands)
W. van Werkhoven, TNO Optomechatronics (Netherlands)
J. Mekking, TNO Optomechatronics (Netherlands)
B. A. H. Nijland, TNO Optomechatronics (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10564:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2012
Bruno Cugny; Errico Armandillo; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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