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Optomechanical Engineering Basics

ByRobert Parks, Ron Willey, Frédéric Lamontagne

This handbook consists of chapters written by authors of considerable experience in the practical application of optomechanics and covers a broad range of related subjects. In this chapter, we introduce general background information, techniques, and concepts which may be useful to the practitioners of optomechanics. These topics include definitions, fundamentals of geometrical optics, drawing standards, tolerancing concepts, and environmental effects.