Semi-kinematic rails for construction of optical test stands

Thomas D Milster, D. Felix, C. J. Burkhart, J. Butz, Y. Zhang, J. Curtis

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Abstract

We describe a new mounting technique for rapid alignment using semi-kinematic (SK) rails. Features of the technique include structures for positioning lens elements, beam splitters, mirrors, and the like. The SK rails are less complicated to machine than traditional v- groove technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsA.E. Hatheway
Pages358-361
Number of pages4
Volume4444
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
EventOptomechanical Design and Engineering 2001 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 2 2001Aug 3 2001

Other

OtherOptomechanical Design and Engineering 2001
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/2/018/3/01

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test stands
rails
Rails
Kinematics
kinematics
beam splitters
mounting
Mountings
grooves
positioning
Lenses
alignment
lenses
mirrors

Keywords

  • Optical alignment
  • Optical mounts
  • Optomechanics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

Cite this

Milster, T. D., Felix, D., Burkhart, C. J., Butz, J., Zhang, Y., & Curtis, J. (2001). Semi-kinematic rails for construction of optical test stands. In A. E. Hatheway (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 4444, pp. 358-361) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.447321

Semi-kinematic rails for construction of optical test stands. / Milster, Thomas D; Felix, D.; Burkhart, C. J.; Butz, J.; Zhang, Y.; Curtis, J.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / A.E. Hatheway. Vol. 4444 2001. p. 358-361.

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

Milster, TD, Felix, D, Burkhart, CJ, Butz, J, Zhang, Y & Curtis, J 2001, Semi-kinematic rails for construction of optical test stands. in AE Hatheway (ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 4444, pp. 358-361, Optomechanical Design and Engineering 2001, San Diego, CA, United States, 8/2/01. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.447321
Milster TD, Felix D, Burkhart CJ, Butz J, Zhang Y, Curtis J. Semi-kinematic rails for construction of optical test stands. In Hatheway AE, editor, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 4444. 2001. p. 358-361 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.447321
Milster, Thomas D ; Felix, D. ; Burkhart, C. J. ; Butz, J. ; Zhang, Y. ; Curtis, J. / Semi-kinematic rails for construction of optical test stands. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / A.E. Hatheway. Vol. 4444 2001. pp. 358-361
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