Technical Papers

Discover the most recent technical papers written by INO experts

*This is not an exhaustive list of technical papers written by INO experts.*

Integrated opto-mechanical tolerance analysis

To perform an accurate optical tolerance analysis, a realistic optomechanical tolerance model and appropriate perturbations simulation are required in the optical design code. To improve optical system tolerancing process, an integrated optomechanical tolerance analysis is proposed. Learn more about INO’s new modeling method resulting in a more efficient allocation of the tolerances and a more accurate prediction of optical system performances.

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Powerful standalone for realistic optical tolerancing

INO has recently developed an innovative software application for a more realistic tolerance analysis, improving communication between both optical and optomechanical specialists and making the design process easier, faster, and more accurate. Discover how INO’s standalone application for tolerance analysis to overcome complex simulations of various centering techniques.

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High accuracy lens centering using edge contact mounting

INO’s team introduces a new type of drop-in technique that will enable you to center lenses in optical mounts. By providing a spherical mounting seat, the method will allow relaxation of some manufacturing tolerances and an extension of the centering accuracy without impacting the cost and complexity. Learn more about INO’s new technique called edge contact mounting.

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Methods to achieve fast, accurate, and mechanically robust optical breadboard alignment

Usually, laboratory optical systems use commercially off-the-shelf components. On one hand they are easy to assemble and have a wide range of adjustability. One the other hand however, they often require individual alignments that can be very inefficient, time consuming and most of these optomechanical mounts lack the mechanical robustness to maintain operational performances. In this paper, we propose an optomechanical assembly method based on passively aligning design features to simplify breadboard level optical systems, to improve alignment accuracy and maintain operational pointing stability. Discover how INO can bridge the design technological gap between the early prototyping and the production phases with this method.

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Lens centering using edge contact mounting

At INO we developed a new type of drop-in technique used to center passively and accurately lenses in optical mounts. This innovative lens mounting method allows to extend the centering accuracy offered by passive lens centering methods to a next level without compromise on cost and complexity. Lean more about edge contact mounting in this paper.

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Lens auto-centering

In this paper, discover INO’s patent pending lens mounting method to optimize optical performance and minimize manufacturing cost, this method could relax manufacturing tolerance, reduce assembly time and provide high centering accuracy.

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Disruptive advancement in precision lens mounting

In this paper, learn more about the most common lens mounting techniques used to secure and center lenses in optical systems, their advantages and disadvantages, the precision, and the costs. In addition, INO’s patent pending lens mounting technique that alleviates the drawbacks of the drop-in and the active alignment approaches will also be presented.

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