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Using MapleSim to model a six-strut kinematic mount for aligning optical components
Author(s): Alan Duffy; Brian Yates; Yongfeng Hu
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Paper Abstract

Ray tracing simulations are often performed for an ideal situation of perfect alignment, but it is usually necessary to move optical components for various reasons. The mounts that hold these components can be complicated and modeling their motion is vital to understanding how they affect the performance of the system. This paper examines the behaviour of a six-strut kinematic mount using MapleSim to investigate and understand precisely how a mirror pole moves with its mount and quantify any cross-coupled motion that may occur during actuator adjustments. This positional information can be used to mitigate errors, improve ray tracing results, and assist in alignment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8141, Advances in Computational Methods for X-Ray Optics II, 81410Q (23 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.894147
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Alan Duffy, Canadian Light Source Inc. (Canada)
Brian Yates, Canadian Light Source Inc. (Canada)
Yongfeng Hu, Canadian Light Source Inc. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8141:
Advances in Computational Methods for X-Ray Optics II
Manuel Sanchez del Rio; Oleg Chubar, Editor(s)

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