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Analysis of elastomer lens mountings
Author(s): Tina M. Valente; Ralph M. Richard
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Paper Abstract

The equation for determining the decentering of lenses mounted in a circumferential flexible elastomer is derived. A closed form analytical solution was derived for a circular lens mounted in an elastomer to describe this deflection. The theoretical expression was used to verify finite element models which then may be used for more complex mounts. Proper modeling such as element type and aspect ratios are addressed as well as applications of the method for various mounting applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1533, Optomechanics and Dimensional Stability, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48840
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Tina M. Valente, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Ralph M. Richard, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1533:
Optomechanics and Dimensional Stability
Roger A. Paquin; Daniel Vukobratovich, Editor(s)

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