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Centration of optical elements
Author(s): Ezra Milby; Jim Burge
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Paper Abstract

Axisymmetric optical components such as lenses are frequently centered with the use of rotary air bearings, guided by optical instrumentation that use reflected or transmitted light. This report systematically explores methods of adjusting optical elements including wedged-shims, fine pitch screws, and positioning rods with a goal of defining the accuracy that can be expected. Analysis of the performance is supported with experimental data. A characterization and discussion of the merits of each positioning method is additionally presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8126, Optical Manufacturing and Testing IX, 812616 (27 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.894126
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Ezra Milby, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Jim Burge, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8126:
Optical Manufacturing and Testing IX
James H. Burge; Oliver W. Fähnle; Ray Williamson, Editor(s)

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