Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/321608
Title:
Efficient Error Analysis Assessment in Optical Design
Author:
Herman, Eric
Issue Date:
2014
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
When designing a lens, cost and manufacturing concerns are extremely challenging, especially with radical optical designs. The tolerance process is the bridge between design and manufacturing. Three techniques which improve the interaction between lens design and engineers are successfully shown in this thesis along with implementation of these techniques. First, a method to accurately model optomechanical components within lens design is developed and implemented. Yield improvements are shown to increase by approximately 3% by modeling optomechanical components. Second, a method utilizing aberration theory is applied to discover potential tolerance sensitivity of an optical system through the design process. The use of aberration theory gives an engineer ways to compensate for errors. Third, a method using tolerance grade mapping is applied to error values of an optical system. This mapping creates a simplified comparison method between individual tolerances and lens designs.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
lens design; optomechanical; tolerance; Optical Sciences; aberrations
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Optical Sciences
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Sasián, José; Youngworth, Richard N.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleEfficient Error Analysis Assessment in Optical Designen_US
dc.creatorHerman, Ericen_US
dc.contributor.authorHerman, Ericen_US
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractWhen designing a lens, cost and manufacturing concerns are extremely challenging, especially with radical optical designs. The tolerance process is the bridge between design and manufacturing. Three techniques which improve the interaction between lens design and engineers are successfully shown in this thesis along with implementation of these techniques. First, a method to accurately model optomechanical components within lens design is developed and implemented. Yield improvements are shown to increase by approximately 3% by modeling optomechanical components. Second, a method utilizing aberration theory is applied to discover potential tolerance sensitivity of an optical system through the design process. The use of aberration theory gives an engineer ways to compensate for errors. Third, a method using tolerance grade mapping is applied to error values of an optical system. This mapping creates a simplified comparison method between individual tolerances and lens designs.en_US
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
dc.subjectlens designen_US
dc.subjectoptomechanicalen_US
dc.subjecttoleranceen_US
dc.subjectOptical Sciencesen_US
dc.subjectaberrationsen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineOptical Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSasián, Joséen_US
dc.contributor.advisorYoungworth, Richard N.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSasián, Joséen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberYoungworth, Richard N.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBurge, Jamesen_US
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