Optomechanical Systems Engineering

  • 4h 9m
  • Keith J. Kasunic
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2015

Optomechanical Systems Engineering emphasizes a practical, systems-level overview of optomechanical engineering, bridging the gap between mechanical and optical design. Starting with the fundamentals of imaging, it reviews how optical system concepts flow down into optomechanical requirements, including chapters on:

  • Optical fundamentals
  • Optical fabrication
  • Optical alignment
  • Structural design of mechanical components
  • Structural design of optical components
  • Structural vibrations
  • Thermal management
  • Kinematic design
  • System design

The focus is on the fundamental principles underlying real-world design problems, as well as the commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components used to solve them. By focusing on fundamental concepts and first-order, back-of-the-envelope estimates of optomechanical system performance, Optomechanical Systems Engineering is accessible to engineers, scientists, and managers who want to quickly master the principles of optomechanical engineering.

About the Author

Keith J. Kasunic has more than 25 years of experience developing optical, electro-optical, infrared, and laser systems. He holds a Ph.D. in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. He is currently the Technical Director of Optical Systems Group LLC. He also teaches courses on optomechanical engineering as an SPIE Instructor, an Affiliate Instructor with Georgia Institute of Technology’s SENSIAC, an Instructor for the Optical Engineering Certificate Program at University of California–Irvine, and an Adjunct Professor at University of Central Florida’s CREOL.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Optical Fundamentals
  • Optical Fabrication
  • Optical Alignment
  • Structural Design—Mechanical Elements
  • Structural Design—Optical Components
  • Structural Design—Vibrations
  • Thermal Design
  • Kinematic Design
  • System Design