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Where do optical tolerances come from?
Author(s): Julie L. Bentley
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Paper Abstract

Have you ever wondered how those crazy lens designers come up with those impossible optical manufacturing tolerances? This talk will show one method that lens designers use to define and establish optical tolerances. An interferometric objective lens for testing surface figure will be used as an example to show the differences in tolerance requirements for two different design solutions. Monte Carlo tolerancing will also be explained and demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2005
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 10315, Optifab 2005: Technical Digest, 103150I (2 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.606074
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Julie L. Bentley, Corning Tropel Corp. (United States)
The Institute of Optics/Univ. of Rochester (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10315:
Optifab 2005: Technical Digest
Robert E. Fischer; Masahide Katsuki; Matthias Pfaff; Kathleen A. Richardson, Editor(s)

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