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Comparison of two methods for optical performance compensation via moving lens elements
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Paper Abstract

Optical systems often require compensation during operation to accommodate environmental and process changes. Compensation usually involves the movement of a lens element insitu. Different optomechanical designs are used to in order to meet the volume, optical and environmental systems requirements on a case by case basis. Two opto-mechanical designs are presented and compared. The performance and service requirements dictate the methodology used, including component design, flexure construction, actuation and control system. Included will be design constraints, prototype testing, manufacturing issues and implementation problems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 2007
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10316, Optifab 2007: Technical Digest, 1031618 (14 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.719502
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Keith Hanford, Corning Tropel Corp. (United States)
Brian McMaster, Corning Tropel Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10316:
Optifab 2007: Technical Digest
James J. Kumler; Matthias Pfaff, Editor(s)

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