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A set of Zemax user-defined surfaces to model slicer mirrors
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Paper Abstract

A slicer mirror is a complex surface composed by many tilted and decentered mirrors sub-surfaces. The major difficulty to model such a complex surface is the large number of parameters used to define it. The Zemax's multi-configuration mode is usually used to specify each parameters (tilts, curvatures, decenters) for each mirror sub-surface which are then considered independently. Otherwise making use of the User-Defined Surface (UDSDLL) Zemax capability, we are able to consider the set of sub-surfaces as an unique surface. Such a UDS-DLL tools facilitate Integral Field Unit (IFU) designs and make optimization faster by a factor 2-5 compared with the classical multi-configuration mode. Furthermore, analysis and tolerancing can be performed with equal results although some analyses are facilitated in particular those that need to consider several slices such as the cross-talk due to diffraction. In this paper, we present a set of such a UDS-DLL tool to model all types of slicer mirror arrays used in current IFU designs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6273, Optomechanical Technologies for Astronomy, 62731R (6 July 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.671559
Show Author Affiliations
Sébastien Vivès, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Eric Prieto, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Fabrice Madec, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6273:
Optomechanical Technologies for Astronomy
Eli Atad-Ettedgui; Joseph Antebi; Dietrich Lemke, Editor(s)

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