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Tolerancing aspheres based on manufacturing statistics
Author(s): S. Wickenhagen; A. Möhl; 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: 27 November 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10590, International Optical Design Conference 2017, 105900M (27 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2295380
Show Author Affiliations
S. Wickenhagen, asphericon GmbH (Germany)
A. Möhl, asphericon GmbH (Germany)
U. Fuchs, asphericon GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10590:
International Optical Design Conference 2017
Peter P. Clark; Julius A. Muschaweck; Richard N. Pfisterer; John R. Rogers, Editor(s)

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