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An easy way to relate optical element motion to system pointing stability
Author(s): J. H. Burge
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Paper Abstract

The optomechanical engineering for mounting lenses and mirrors in imaging systems is frequently driven by the pointing or jitter requirements for the system. A simple set of rules was developed that allow the engineer to quickly determine the coupling between motion of an optical element and a change in the system line of sight. Examples are shown for cases of lenses, mirrors, and optical subsystems. The derivation of the stationary point for rotation is also provided. Small rotation of the system about this point does not cause image motion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 August 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6288, Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering VII, 62880I (31 August 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.677917
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J. H. Burge, College of Optical Sciences, Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6288:
Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering VII
Pantazis Z. Mouroulis; Warren J. Smith; R. Barry Johnson, Editor(s)

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