From Event: SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, 2017
The ultimate design goal of an optical system subjected to dynamic loads is to minimize system level wavefront error (WFE). In random response analysis, system WFE is difficult to predict from finite element results due to the loss of phase information. In the past, the use of ystem WFE was limited by the difficulty of obtaining a linear optics model. In this paper, an automated method for determining system level WFE using a linear optics model is presented. An error estimate is included in the analysis output based on fitting errors of mode shapes. The technique is demonstrated by example with SigFit, a commercially available tool integrating mechanical analysis with optical analysis.
Victor L. Genberg and Gregory J. Michels, "Using integrated models to minimize environmentally induced wavefront error in optomechanical design and analysis," Proc. SPIE 10371, Optomechanical Engineering 2017, 103710I (Presented at SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications: August 10, 2017; Published: 23 August 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2274103.
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