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The Relationship Of Optical Component Specifications To Optical Component Manufacturing Processes
Author(s): W.Todd Johnson; Fred Abbott
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Paper Abstract

A methodology for determining the relative cost of optical components, given the basic specifications of these components such as dimensions, tolerances, materials, coatings, etc., is developed here. Each of the specifications for an optical component must be translated into a manufacturing process which has the capability to achieve the required specifications. To achieve the required specifications, the use of both labor and materials is involved. The actual amount of labor and materials required to complete the process is not derived, however the hypothetical relationship of specification to process is shown. An actual mathematical relationship of specification versus process will be derived in future papers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0892, Simulation and Modeling of Optical Systems, (9 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944340
Show Author Affiliations
W.Todd Johnson, Santa Barbara Applied Optics (United States)
Fred Abbott, Santa Barbara Applied Optics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0892:
Simulation and Modeling of Optical Systems
Robert E. Fischer; Donald C. O'Shea, Editor(s)

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