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Analysis of lens mount interfaces
Author(s): K. A. Chase; J. H. Burge
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Paper Abstract

Lenses are typically mounted into precision machined barrels and constrained with spacers and retaining rings. The details of the interfaces between the metal and the glass are chosen to balance the accuracy of centration and axial position, stress in the glass, and the cost for production. This paper presents a systematic study of sharp edge, toroidal, and conical interfaces and shows how to control accuracy, estimate stress, and limit production costs. Results are presented from computer models, finite element simulations, and experimental testing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2011
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8125, Optomechanics 2011: Innovations and Solutions, 81250F (24 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.893948
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K. A. Chase, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
J. H. Burge, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8125:
Optomechanics 2011: Innovations and Solutions
Alson E. Hatheway, Editor(s)

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