16 October 2017 Tolerancing aspheres based on manufacturing knowledge
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Proceedings Volume 10448, Optifab 2017; 104480R (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2279775
Event: SPIE Optifab, 2017, Rochester, New York, United States
Abstract
A standard way of tolerancing optical elements or systems is to perform a Monte Carlo based analysis within a common optical design software package. Although, different weightings and distributions are assumed they are all counting on statistics, which usually means several hundreds or thousands of systems for reliable results. Thus, employing these methods for small batch sizes is unreliable, especially when aspheric surfaces are involved. The huge database of asphericon was used to investigate the correlation between the given tolerance values and measured data sets. The resulting probability distributions of these measured data were analyzed aiming for a robust optical tolerancing process.
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S. Wickenhagen, S. Wickenhagen, S. Kokot, S. Kokot, U. Fuchs, U. Fuchs, } "Tolerancing aspheres based on manufacturing knowledge", Proc. SPIE 10448, Optifab 2017, 104480R (16 October 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2279775; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2279775
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