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Techniques for deriving optimal bondlines for athermal bonded mounts
Author(s): James J. Herbert
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Paper Abstract

Deriving the optimal bondline thickness for an athermal bondline depends on many factors. An optimum bondline is defined as one that produces zero radial stress at the optic/adhesive interface. A review of the current equations in use and a new non-linear equation defined for optic mounts over larger temperature ranges is included. An assessment of sensitivities around the optimum bondline thickness is discussed. Also, guidelines for do's and don'ts in athermal optics mounts is included.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 August 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6288, Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering VII, 62880J (31 August 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.680828
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James J. Herbert, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (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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