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Tolerancing aspheres based on manufacturing knowledge
Author(s): S. Wickenhagen; S. Kokot; U. Fuchs
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Paper Abstract

A standard way of tolerancing optical elements or systems is to perform a Monte Carlo based analysis within a common optical design software package. Although, different weightings and distributions are assumed they are all counting on statistics, which usually means several hundreds or thousands of systems for reliable results. Thus, employing these methods for small batch sizes is unreliable, especially when aspheric surfaces are involved. The huge database of asphericon was used to investigate the correlation between the given tolerance values and measured data sets. The resulting probability distributions of these measured data were analyzed aiming for a robust optical tolerancing process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 October 2017
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10448, Optifab 2017, 104480R (16 October 2017);
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S. Wickenhagen, asphericon GmbH (Germany)
S. Kokot, asphericon GmbH (Germany)
U. Fuchs, asphericon GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10448:
Optifab 2017
Julie L. Bentley; Sebastian Stoebenau, Editor(s)

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