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January 28 – February 2, 2023
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Optical parameter optimization during fabrication of a 1-meter wide-field astronomical imaging system

This topic was presented at the Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation conference in July ’22.

Abstract:
A 1-meter aperture wide field of view astronomical imaging system was produced using optical parameter re-optimization during the manufacturing and assembly process. As-built optical and mechanical parameters were input to the optical design model to evaluate performance and guide manufacturing to achieve specified system performance requirements.

Presenter:
James Mulherin is Senior Optical Manufacturing Engineer at QED Optics, where he is involved in fabrication of a variety of large, challenging, and precise optics using QED’s MRF figuring process, and conventional optical processes. Before joining QED Optics, James worked in the industry for 25 years, making a wide variety of optics, including for telescopes up to 1.2 meters aperture. James is also experienced in optical-mechanical design, alignment, and metrology.

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Optical Allusions Volume 3 Available

Volume 3 of QED Optics’ newsletter, Optical Allusions, is now available!

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Optical Allusions Volume 2 Available

Volume 2 of QED Optics’ newsletter, Optical Allusions, is now available!

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Optical Allusions Volume 1 Available

QED Optics’ newsletter, Optical Allusions, keeps you in step with QED Optics: its history, manufacturing process, capabilities and more. Get to know more about QED Optics!

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QED Optics has moved!

In September 2019, QED Optics moved into a new, expanded facility.  QED Optics is now located in an 11,000 square foot facility that is a fully equipped with both conventional and CNC polishing equipment, and metrology systems.   Now, more than ever, QED Optics can deliver “precisely what you need”.

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Accounting for MRF spot removal rate variation caused by plunge depth deviation

Read this technical paper “Accounting for MRF® spot removal rate variation caused by plunge depth deviation” written by Stephen Watson, Chris Hall and Mike DeMarco of QED Optics for presentation at SPIE’s 2019 Optifab.

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