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Alignment analysis of optical systems using derivative information
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Paper Abstract

A key facet in taking an optical design from concept to an as-built system (or set of systems) is proper planning for alignment. Performing detailed analysis and investigating options for alignment are both imperative, especially in light of the role cost and performance typically have on success. In this paper we specifically discuss using derivative information in engineering an optical system for alignment. An example illustrates the flexible and powerful nature of such calculations in solving practical problems encountered in optical system design, development, and manufacturing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 September 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7068, Optical System Alignment and Tolerancing II, 70680A (2 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.795475
Show Author Affiliations
Craig Olson, L-3 Communications (United States)
Richard N. Youngworth, Light Capture, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7068:
Optical System Alignment and Tolerancing II
José M. Sasian; Richard Neil Youngworth, Editor(s)

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