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Determining optimal orientation of straight-vane baffles for stray light mitigation
Author(s): Eric Herman
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Paper Abstract

Stray light mitigation is a critical aspect in many optical systems and can be approached in many ways. One method to reduce stray light is to incorporate baffle vanes into a system. To go from an ideal baffle vane to a manufacturable baffle adds complexity in how to mechanically reduce stray light. This paper discusses the manufacturable aspect of baffle vane fabrication in determining the optimal orientation a bevel should have on a straight-vane baffle. Various configurations for bevel orientation were analyzed to provide a deeper understanding of past research.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 2019
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 11103, Optical Modeling and System Alignment, 111030K (11 September 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2528543
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Eric Herman, Zygo Corp. (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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