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2 September 2008 Alignment analysis of optical systems using derivative information
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A key facet in taking an optical design from concept to an as-built system (or set of systems) is proper planning for alignment. Performing detailed analysis and investigating options for alignment are both imperative, especially in light of the role cost and performance typically have on success. In this paper we specifically discuss using derivative information in engineering an optical system for alignment. An example illustrates the flexible and powerful nature of such calculations in solving practical problems encountered in optical system design, development, and manufacturing.
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Craig Olson and Richard N. Youngworth "Alignment analysis of optical systems using derivative information", Proc. SPIE 7068, Optical System Alignment and Tolerancing II, 70680A (2 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.795475;


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