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Design for alignment
Author(s): Robert E. Parks
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Paper Abstract

We begin with the assumption that lens design and the manufacture of optical elements are mature technologies and that further improvements in quality will be small. This leaves assembly and alignment as the only areas for making improvements in precision optical system performance. To this end, we emphasize the importance of considering methods of alignment early in the design phase of a system and explore some of the considerations of the optomechanical design that can lead to easier and more precise optical alignment of systems, particularly systems that are more complex than the one-dimensional case of lenses in a barrel.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 2019
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 11103, Optical Modeling and System Alignment, 1110302 (30 August 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2527857
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Robert E. Parks, Optical Perspectives Group, LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11103:
Optical Modeling and System Alignment
Mark A. Kahan; José Sasián; Richard N. Youngworth, Editor(s)

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