This presentation will include examples of folded optical designs developed using solid modeler tools from conceptual optical design through detailed implementation. A methodology allows control of critical solid models of the optical elements and complex housings. Specific examples will show how a prescription sheet controls all lenses, mirrors, and housings through parametric relationships. Establishing parametric controls allows the possibility of quick and certain implementation of prescription changes.
Kirk A. Miller,
"Packaging folded optical systems with solid modelers", Proc. SPIE 3786, Optomechanical Engineering and Vibration Control, (28 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363799; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.363799