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Twenty-first century optical tolerancing: a look at the past and improvements for the future
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Paper Abstract

Optical tolerancing is a critical step in the optical design process. Tolerancing is when the engineer works to ensure that the as-built system will perform properly. This paper will discuss past, current, and possible future methods of optical tolerancing. The goal of the paper is to stimulate a discussion on this important topic in the greater optical design community.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 August 2006
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 6342, International Optical Design Conference 2006, 634203 (4 August 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.692188
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Richard N. Youngworth, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6342:
International Optical Design Conference 2006
G. Groot Gregory; Joseph M. Howard; R. John Koshel, Editor(s)

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