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23 August 1996 Mechanical stability of optical structures
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Abstract
Mechanical stability is an important consideration in the design of optical systems. Optical performance parameters will be affected by a combination of optical sensitivity to environmental effects and structural deformation. Traditional approaches have been constrained by limitations in design tools and in particular in structural design tools. An approach is presented here which takes advantage of recent improvements in computer aided engineering and which enables stability effects to be considered early in the design process. Key optical performance parameters are identified and typical results are presented.
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Allan Gardam and Kenneth D. Ball "Mechanical stability of optical structures", Proc. SPIE 2774, Design and Engineering of Optical Systems, (23 August 1996); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.246712
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