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Case study of elastomeric lens mounts
Author(s): Robert E. Fischer
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Paper Abstract

We were tasked recently with the design and production of an ultra-precision projection lens. The lens performance was extremely demanding, calling for a near diffraction limited MTF and a distortion requirement of less than or equal to 20%. In addition to the extremely demanding optical performance requirements, the system had to withstand a storage temperature range from -55°C to +95°C, and the lens had to perform over a somewhat smaller range. In the following paper we will describe some of the optical challenges of the design, followed by a detailed explanation of the opto-mechanical design and the elastomeric mounting schemes developed herein.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1533, Optomechanics and Dimensional Stability, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48841
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Robert E. Fischer, OPTICS 1, Inc. (United States)


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

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