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Comprehensive modelling and simulation of micro-optical subsystems
Author(s): I. Sieber
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Paper Abstract

Designing optical subsystems not only requires consideration of the optical properties of the optical components but also examination of the properties of the mechanical subsystem structures such as e.g., alignment or mounting structures. This is essential since most optical subsystems extend over three dimensions and are realized in modular setups, where the optical components are mounted and adjusted by means of mechanical structures. Hence, the contour accuracy of these structures is crucial for the adjusted alignment of the optical components and therefore for the system’s performance. The contour accuracy depends on both the fabrication processes and the operational conditions of the optical subsystem. This leads to our concept of comprehensive modeling and simulation where not only optical properties are to be simulated but as well the influences of the mechanical system structures on the optical performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 2012
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8550, Optical Systems Design 2012, 855002 (18 December 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.981181
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I. Sieber, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8550:
Optical Systems Design 2012
Laurent Mazuray; Rolf Wartmann; Andrew P. Wood; Marta C. de la Fuente; Jean-Luc M. Tissot; Jeffrey M. Raynor; Daniel G. Smith; Frank Wyrowski; Andreas Erdmann; Tina E. Kidger; Stuart David; Pablo Benítez, Editor(s)

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