Petzval Lens STOP Analysis Isothermal

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.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products:

Ray Optics Module