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Optical modeling of finite element surface displacements using commercial software
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Paper Abstract

The accuracy of optical modeling techniques to represent finite element derived surface displacements is evaluated using commercial software tools. Optical modeling methods compared include the Zernike polynomial surface definition, surface interferogram files, and uniform arrays of data in representing rigid-body and elastic surface errors. Methods to create surface normal displacements and sag displacements from FEA displacement data are compared. Optical performance evaluations are performed as a function of surface curvature (f/#). Advantages and disadvantages of each approach are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 August 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5867, Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions II, 58670I (24 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.615336
Show Author Affiliations
Keith B. Doyle, Sigmadyne, Inc. (United States)
Victor L. Genberg, Sigmadyne, Inc. (United States)
Gregory J. Michels, Sigmadyne, Inc. (United States)
Gary R. Bisson, Sigmadyne, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5867:
Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions II
Mark A. Kahan, Editor(s)

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