Abstract

We investigated the optimum adhesive thickness for athermalizing an elastomeric lens mount in our space optics application. Theoretical results were compared with finite element solutions using two different models; discrete circular pads and discrete circular pads with columns filling the insertion holes reflecting the reality. A noticeable difference between their optimal thicknesses was observed, and physical interpretation revealed the uncertainty of prevailing athermal equations. A pilot sample was made to check our results and thermo-optical stress was assessed using an interferometer after isothermal load. This study presented insight into preliminary design guidance in elastomeric lens mounting.

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2008 (3)

P. R. Yoder, Mounting Optics in Optical Instruments, 2nd ed. (SPIE Press, Bellingham, WA, USA, 2008), Chapter 3

J. H. Lee, T. S. Jang, H.-S. Yang, and S.-W. Rhee, "Optical design of a compact imaging spectrometer for STSAT3," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 12, 262-268 (2008)
[CrossRef]

G.-I. Kweon, Y.-H. Choi, and M. Laikin, "Fisheye lens for image processing applications," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 12, 79-87 (2008)
[CrossRef]

2006 (1)

J. J. Herbert, "Techniques for deriving optimal bondlines for athermal bonded mounts," Proc. SPIE 6288, 62880J (2006)
[CrossRef]

2002 (2)

K. B. Doyle, "Athermal design of nearly incompressible bonds," Proc. SPIE 4771, 296-303 (2002)
[CrossRef]

G. J. Michels, V. L. Genberg, and K. B. Doyle, "Finite element modeling of nearly incompressible bonds," Proc. SPIE 4771, 287-295 (2002)
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

K. A. Miller, "Non-athermal potting of optics," Proc. SPIE 3786, 506-514 (1999)
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

A. E. Hatheway, "Analysis of adhesive bonds in optics," Proc. SPIE 1998, 2-7 (1993)
[CrossRef]

1992 (1)

D. Malacara, Optical Shop Testing, 2nd ed. (John Wiley and Sons, New York, USA, 1992), Chapter 13

1989 (1)

J. E. Shigley and C. R. Mischke, Mechanical Engineering Design, 5th ed. (McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, USA, 1989), Chapter 6

1981 (1)

M. Bayar, "Lens barrel optomechanical design principles," Opt. Eng. 20, 181-186 (1981)

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea (2)

J. H. Lee, T. S. Jang, H.-S. Yang, and S.-W. Rhee, "Optical design of a compact imaging spectrometer for STSAT3," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 12, 262-268 (2008)
[CrossRef]

G.-I. Kweon, Y.-H. Choi, and M. Laikin, "Fisheye lens for image processing applications," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 12, 79-87 (2008)
[CrossRef]

Opt. Eng. (1)

M. Bayar, "Lens barrel optomechanical design principles," Opt. Eng. 20, 181-186 (1981)

Proc. SPIE (5)

A. E. Hatheway, "Analysis of adhesive bonds in optics," Proc. SPIE 1998, 2-7 (1993)
[CrossRef]

K. B. Doyle, "Athermal design of nearly incompressible bonds," Proc. SPIE 4771, 296-303 (2002)
[CrossRef]

G. J. Michels, V. L. Genberg, and K. B. Doyle, "Finite element modeling of nearly incompressible bonds," Proc. SPIE 4771, 287-295 (2002)
[CrossRef]

K. A. Miller, "Non-athermal potting of optics," Proc. SPIE 3786, 506-514 (1999)
[CrossRef]

J. J. Herbert, "Techniques for deriving optimal bondlines for athermal bonded mounts," Proc. SPIE 6288, 62880J (2006)
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

P. R. Yoder, Mounting Optics in Optical Instruments, 2nd ed. (SPIE Press, Bellingham, WA, USA, 2008), Chapter 3

J. E. Shigley and C. R. Mischke, Mechanical Engineering Design, 5th ed. (McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, USA, 1989), Chapter 6

D. Malacara, Optical Shop Testing, 2nd ed. (John Wiley and Sons, New York, USA, 1992), Chapter 13

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