An easy way to relate optical element motion to system pointing stability

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Abstract

The optomechanical engineering for mounting lenses and mirrors in imaging systems is frequently driven by the pointing or jitter requirements for the system. A simple set of rules was developed that allow the engineer to quickly determine the coupling between motion of an optical element and a change in the system line of sight. Examples are shown for cases of lenses, mirrors, and optical subsystems. The derivation of the stationary point for rotation is also provided. Small rotation of the system about this point does not cause image motion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6288
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventCurrent Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering VII - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 14 2006Aug 15 2006

Other

OtherCurrent Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering VII
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/14/068/15/06

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Keywords

  • Geometrical optics
  • Optical alignment
  • Optomechanics
  • Pointing stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Burge, J. H. (2006). An easy way to relate optical element motion to system pointing stability. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 6288). [62880I] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.677917