The stringent and conflicting requirements imposed on optomechanical instruments and the ever-increasing need for higher resolution and quality imagery demands a tightly integrated system design approach. Our aim is to drive the thermomechanical design of multiple components through the optical performance of the complete system. To this end, we propose a new method combining structural-thermal-optical performance analysis and topology optimization while taking into account both component and system level constraints. A 2D two-mirror example demonstrates that the proposed approach is able to improve the system’s spot size error by 95% compared to uncoupled system optimization while satisfying equivalent constraints.
- Multidisciplinary design optimization
- Optical instrumentation
- Structural-thermal-optical-performance analysis
- System optimization
- Topology optimization