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Analysis of thermal stress and deformation in elastically bonded optics
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses analytical equations and finite-element models for thermal stresses and deformations caused by continuous edge, three-point and face elastomeric bonds. Analytical equations for the athermalized edge bond thickness are derived where possible and verified by finite-element solutions. The comparison shows that simple analytical solutions provide good estimates for thermal stresses and deformations. Advantages and disadvantages of different types of bonds are discussed.

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Date Published: 17 September 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6665, New Developments in Optomechanics, 66650K (17 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.732217
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Vyacheslav M. Ryaboy, Newport Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6665:
New Developments in Optomechanics
Alson E. Hatheway, Editor(s)

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