27 September 2011 Centration of optical elements
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Axisymmetric optical components such as lenses are frequently centered with the use of rotary air bearings, guided by optical instrumentation that use reflected or transmitted light. This report systematically explores methods of adjusting optical elements including wedged-shims, fine pitch screws, and positioning rods with a goal of defining the accuracy that can be expected. Analysis of the performance is supported with experimental data. A characterization and discussion of the merits of each positioning method is additionally presented.
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Ezra Milby, Ezra Milby, Jim Burge, Jim Burge, "Centration of optical elements", Proc. SPIE 8126, Optical Manufacturing and Testing IX, 812616 (27 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.894126; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.894126


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