Our main focus is to provide quality optomechanical engineering to our customers. Engineering diffraction limited systems is a serious challenge. It is absolutely imperative that the optomechanical engineer foresee, understand, and accurately assess every optomechanical error source to prevent any surprise during verification testing. We are able to do these things, because of our optomechanical experience with the analysis and testing of large optical components. Our experience with large optics has greatly magnified our understanding of error sources.
With so many chances to make a mistake, it is important that the optomechanical engineers must understand a great breadth of subjects including: structural engineering, dynamics, thermal engineering, thermoelastic effects, incompressible materials, fracture mechanics, creep, optics, and the list could go on. Engineering is always a challenging field, but optomechanical engineering requires a wide field of expertise in order to assure a successful engineering design.
An important objective of optomechanical engineering is to maintain alignment of the optics within microns and prevent the optics from bending more than a few nanometers. Achieving this level of perfection cannot be done with cursory calculations. Our optomechanical engineers use cutting edge engineering tools like finite element structural analysis, finite difference thermal analysis, optimization algorithms (commercially available and written in house), computer aided engineering (CAE) suites, and optomechanical Zernike fitting software in order to mitigate risk of error. We have the optomechanical engineering skills that you need.