Dr. Victor L. Genberg
Senior Project Engineer at Sigmadyne Inc
SPIE Involvement:
Senior status | Conference Program Committee | Conference Chair | Author | Editor | Instructor
Publications (40)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | October 16, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10448, Optifab 2017
KEYWORDS: Analytical research, Optical components, Optical design, Integrated optics, Optical testing, Optomechanical design, Interferometry, Finite element methods, Optical fabrication equipment, Tolerancing

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 23, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10371, Optomechanical Engineering 2017
KEYWORDS: Systems modeling, Wavefronts, Integrated modeling, Error analysis, Optomechanical design, Integrated optics, Finite element methods, Mechanical engineering

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 23, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10371, Optomechanical Engineering 2017
KEYWORDS: Control systems, Wavefronts, Active optics, Actuators, Error analysis, Finite element methods, Integrated optics, Genetic algorithms, Reliability

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 9, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9911, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VI
KEYWORDS: Segmented mirrors, Interfaces, Image segmentation, Error analysis, Finite element methods, Motion analysis, Motion measurement, Optical components, Motion models, Systems modeling

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 23, 2015
Proc. SPIE. 9577, Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions VII
KEYWORDS: Optical analysis, Optical components, Diffractive optical elements, Finite element methods, Wavefronts, Error analysis, Thermal modeling, Motion models, Numerical analysis, Optomechanical design

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 2, 2015
Proc. SPIE. 9573, Optomechanical Engineering 2015
KEYWORDS: Actuators, Mirrors, Coating, Disk lasers, Telescopes, Wavefronts, Error analysis, Monte Carlo methods, Data modeling, Monochromatic aberrations

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Conference Committee Involvement (4)
Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions
6 August 2003 | San Diego, California, United States
Optomechanical Design
15 July 1993 | San Diego, CA, United States
Design of Optical Instruments
21 April 1992 | Orlando, FL, United States
Advances in Optical Structure Systems
16 April 1990 | Orlando, FL, United States
Course Instructor
SC1120: Finite Element Analysis of Optics
This course presents the use of finite element methods to model and predict the behavior of optical elements and support structures including lenses, mirrors, windows, and optical mounts in the presence of mechanical and environmental loads. Students will learn general FEA modeling strategies and guidelines specific to optical systems including how to develop low-fidelity models to quickly perform optomechanical design tradeoffs as well as the creation of high-fidelity models to support detailed design. Emphasized will be the application of FEA techniques to meet optical system error budget allocations including mounting tolerances, alignment errors, optical surface distortions, image stability, and wavefront error. In addition, use of FEA to ensure structural integrity requirements including yield, buckling, and fracture will be discussed.
SC254: Integrated Opto-Mechanical Analysis
This course presents opto-mechanical analysis methods to design, analyze, and optimize the performance of imaging systems subject to environmental influences. Emphasized is the application of finite element techniques to develop efficient and practical models for optical elements and support structures from early design concepts to final production models. Students will learn how to design, analyze, and predict performance of optical systems subject to the influence of gravity, pressure, stress, harmonic, random, transient, and thermal loading. The integration of optical element thermal and structural response quantities into optical design software including ZEMAX and CODEV is also presented that allow optical performance metrics such as wavefront error to be computed as a function of the environment and mechanical design variables. Advanced techniques including the modeling of adaptive optics and design optimization are also discussed. Examples will be drawn from ground-based, airborne, and spaceborne optical systems.
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