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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 2 — Jun. 25, 2009
  • pp: 201–205

Athermal Elastomeric Lens Mount for Space Optics

Hag-Yong Kihm, Ho-Soon Yang, Il-Kweon Moon, and Yun-Woo Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 13, Issue 2, pp. 201-205 (2009)

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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.

© 2009 Optical Society of Korea

OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(040.6040) Detectors : Silicon
(200.4880) Optics in computing : Optomechanics
(350.6090) Other areas of optics : Space optics

Original Manuscript: May 19, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 15, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 17, 2009
Published: June 25, 2009

Hag-Yong Kihm, Ho-Soon Yang, Il-Kweon Moon, and Yun-Woo Lee, "Athermal Elastomeric Lens Mount for Space Optics," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 13, 201-205 (2009)

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