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Techniques For Characterizing Optical System Fabrication
Author(s): Kevin P. Thompson
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Paper Abstract

A theory has been developed for representing fabricated optical components by a set of easily identified local coordinate systems linked by physically relevant stationary pivot points. The use of stationary pivot modeling has many advantages when attempting to make performance predictions on complex optical systems during the fabrication and assembly process. In this paper, the basic techniques for modeling fabricated optical components by stationary pivots are developed and some applications discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 August 1984
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0483, Optical Alignment II, (13 August 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943116
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Kevin P. Thompson, The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0483:
Optical Alignment II
Mitchell C. Ruda, Editor(s)

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