Petzval Lens STOP Analysis
Application ID: 63831
This model demonstrates an integrated structural-thermal-optical performance (STOP) analysis of an optical system. The Petzval Lens tutoral is used as the basis for this model, together with a simple barrel geometry
The isothermal model performs a Parametric Sweep over several uniform temperature values and the effect on the displacement fields and image quality as a function of temperature is shown.
The other (non-isothermal) includes a thermo-vacuum enclosure where the exterior temperature is significantly different from the interior. The lens assembly is placed inside this enclosure and is exposed to this exterior via a pair of windows. The resulting temperature gradients and displacement fields within the optical system are shown as well as with the effect on image quality.
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- COMSOL Multiphysics® and
- Heat Transfer Module and
- Ray Optics Module and
- MEMS Module, or Structural Mechanics Module
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