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Ultra-stable isostatic bonded optical mount design for harsh environments
Author(s): J. Pijnenburg; M. J. A. te Voert; J. de Vreugd; A. Vosteen; W. van Werkhoven; J. Mekking; B. A. H. Nijland
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Paper Abstract

Through the years many stable optical mounts have been designed, analyzed and tested at TNO. This paper gives an overview of the design principles used. Various examples are presented together with verification test results. The use of adhesives in combination with an iso-static mount design allows mounting of optical components in a limited volume with limited deformation of the optical surfaces due to thermal and mechanical loads. Relatively large differences in thermal expansion over large temperature ranges can be overcome using a simple and predictable design at reasonable costs. Despite adhesives have limited dimensional stability and loadability, stable optical mounts can be realized when proper design principles are used.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2012
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8450, Modern Technologies in Space- and Ground-based Telescopes and Instrumentation II, 845027 (13 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926155
Show Author Affiliations
J. Pijnenburg, TNO (Netherlands)
M. J. A. te Voert, TNO (Netherlands)
J. de Vreugd, TNO (Netherlands)
A. Vosteen, TNO (Netherlands)
W. van Werkhoven, TNO (Netherlands)
J. Mekking, TNO (Netherlands)
B. A. H. Nijland, TNO (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8450:
Modern Technologies in Space- and Ground-based Telescopes and Instrumentation II
Ramón Navarro; Colin R. Cunningham; Eric Prieto, Editor(s)

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