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By H. A. Buchdahl

Excellent learn presents targeted account of the Hamiltonian therapy of aberration conception in geometrical optics. vital for layout of laser cavities, electron optics, crystal physics, different parts. writer bargains in logical development with many periods of optical platforms, outlined when it comes to the symmetries they own. precise options. 1970 edition.

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Any apparent inadequacy of The Opto-Mechanical Design Process 15 the preliminary design revealed by these analyses should be carefully assessed to determine whether redesign is necessary. The changes might be as simple as substitution of stainless steel for aluminum to reduce the coefficient of thermal expansion of the parts determining a particularly critical air space. Glass choices might need reconsideration if, for example, analysis indicates that cemented doublets may not survive thermal shock due to the widely differing expansion properties in the elements or if focal length changes with temperature are excessive.

An important input at this time is a preliminary definition of the set of adjustments that should be provided to take care of manufacturing variations in parts at assembly. Knowledge of the predicted sensitivity of the optical design to mispositioned and dimensionally off-nominal components is needed for this determination. Sensitivity data are also needed to assign appropriate tolerances to both optical and mechanical part dimensions and physical properties in the mechanical design. 6. 14 Opto-Mechanical Systems Design - Requirements - Verification criteria Select a design concept based on trade studies and preliminary analyses Are manufacturing processes established?

6 Flow diagram for design/material/process verification steps during conceptual and preliminary design phases of the project. , Microcosm, Torrance and Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 1995b, chap. ) Establishing confidence that a proposed preliminary design will really work when finalized entails answering several key questions. 6 shows a flow diagram for such an evaluation. Starting with the existing requirements and criteria for verifying capability of the design to meet them, we develop the design concept.

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