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Optimization of actuator forces in shaping aspheric surfaces on ultrathin mirrors
Author(s): Chunmei Zeng; Jingchi Yu
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Paper Abstract

Shaping aspheric surfaces on ultra-thin spherical mirrors is a new idea which combines optical fabrication and measurement, elasticity mechanics, active optics, etc. It can relieve pressures of fabrication, test and cost using large-aperture aspherical mirrors. Both appropriate actuator arrangement and efficient loads are the keys to achieve shaping aspheric surfaces. In order to determine the best actuator loads, the optimization of actuator forces is studied in this paper. Firstly, an example of shaping aspheric surfaces on a large off-axis ultra-thin mirror is presented, and its actuator arrangement and preliminary actuator loads satisfying surface accuracy have been given. Secondly, the corresponding relation between actuator forces and aspherical figure are analyzed, and the optimization objective is set up. Finally, the sequential quadratic programming (SQP) method for nonlinear constraint problem is applied to calculate best actuator forces. Simulation results indicate that the RMS aspheric surface error is significantly improved, and the number of actuators is also obviously decreased when the RMS error remains unchanged.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7282, 4th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Advanced Optical Manufacturing Technologies, 728218 (20 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.830862
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Chunmei Zeng, Soochow Univ. (China)
Jingchi Yu, Soochow Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7282:
4th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Advanced Optical Manufacturing Technologies
Li Yang; John M. Schoen; Yoshiharu Namba; Shengyi Li, Editor(s)

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