Efficient assessment of lens manufacturability in optical design

Eric Herman, Richard N. Youngworth, Jose M Sasian

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Abstract

One of the key challenges confronting optical engineers is efficient design form comparison, specifically evaluating costeffective manufacturability. Traditional methods involve aberration balancing and assessing ray bending to determine the most relaxed design form. Such methods can be effective for experts. However, they only indirectly assess cost, are difficult to explain to non-optical engineers, do not directly relate to tolerances, and do not make any connection to the inherent challenges of holding a set of tolerances. The most desirable means of assessing manufacturability, especially during the early design phase should be efficient, simple to use and understand, and provide capability to directly assess error impact and relative cost. There are a number of ways to approach this challenge. Quite notably, this paper shows that a tolerance grade mapping system is particularly useful due to the balance it brings between its ease of use, flexibility, and detailed relation to cost. Two lens design examples are included that illustrate the method and its ease of use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSPIE
Volume9293
ISBN (Print)9781628413786
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
EventInternational Optical Design Conference 2014, IODC 2014 - Kohala Coast, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2014Jun 26 2014

Other

OtherInternational Optical Design Conference 2014, IODC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityKohala Coast
Period6/23/146/26/14

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Optical Design
Lens
Tolerance
Lenses
lenses
costs
engineers
Costs
Lens Design
lens design
Aberration
Engineers
Balancing
Half line
aberration
grade
rays
flexibility
Aberrations

Keywords

  • Lens design
  • Optical analysis
  • Optical tolerancing
  • Tolerances

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Herman, E., Youngworth, R. N., & Sasian, J. M. (2014). Efficient assessment of lens manufacturability in optical design. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 9293). [929318] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2072553

Efficient assessment of lens manufacturability in optical design. / Herman, Eric; Youngworth, Richard N.; Sasian, Jose M.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 9293 SPIE, 2014. 929318.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Herman, E, Youngworth, RN & Sasian, JM 2014, Efficient assessment of lens manufacturability in optical design. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 9293, 929318, SPIE, International Optical Design Conference 2014, IODC 2014, Kohala Coast, United States, 6/23/14. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2072553
Herman E, Youngworth RN, Sasian JM. Efficient assessment of lens manufacturability in optical design. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 9293. SPIE. 2014. 929318 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2072553
Herman, Eric ; Youngworth, Richard N. ; Sasian, Jose M. / Efficient assessment of lens manufacturability in optical design. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 9293 SPIE, 2014.
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