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Closed loop optimization of opto-mechanical structure via mechanical and optical analysis software
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Paper Abstract

This paper will discuss how mechanical and optical analysis software can be used together to optimize an opto-mechanical structure subjected to vibrational loading. Mechanical analysis software output is post processed into Zernike polynomial coefficients and rigid body motions for analysis with optical modeling software. Structural modifications can then be implemented to improve optical performance. A Cassegrain telescope, which can be utilized for laser radar applications, will be used to demonstrate this optimization. Two FEA solution methods are compared. Based on the deformation results of the FEA, Zernike polynomials and rigid body motions are generated and applied to the optical surfaces in CODE V®. The effect of these deformations on wavefront can then be computed and compared to a required performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6550, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XII, 65500X (4 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.719574
Show Author Affiliations
David Bonin, Corning Tropel Corp. (United States)
Brian McMaster, Corning Tropel Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6550:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications XII
Monte D. Turner; Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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