Topology optimization of multicomponent optomechanical systems for improved optical performance

Stijn Koppen, M. van der Kolk, F. C.M. van Kempen, J. de Vreugd, M. Langelaar

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)885-901
JournalStructural and Multidisciplinary Optimization
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Multidisciplinary design optimization
  • Optical instrumentation
  • Optomechanics
  • Structural-thermal-optical-performance analysis
  • System optimization
  • Thermoelasticity
  • Topology optimization


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