From Event: SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, 2017
Fastening optical elements with adhesives presents challenges when dissimilar materials (almost always the case) are encountered and environmental exposures from temperature changes, shock and vibration must be met. A brief review of standard processes will be followed by a selection criteria for the optic, its substrate, the bond geometry, surface preparation, application and cure. Common analysis practices will be compared to Finite Element models. The impact of stress in terms of distortion and level of risk of bond failure is highlighted. Trade-offs will be presented as aids in determination of the best approach. Some areas addressed will be different adhesive types, matching CTE's, stress effects, athermal bonds, monolithic designs, and the use of flexures.
John G. Daly and Matthew D. Hawk, "Adhesive bonds for optics: analysis and trade-offs," Proc. SPIE 10371, Optomechanical Engineering 2017, 1037102 (Presented at SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications: August 09, 2017; Published: 23 August 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2275713.
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