Category: Optomechanical Design

Optomechanical design or optomechanical engineering is a field closely related to precision machine design, with the objective of precisely holding or positioning optical elements.

Split clamp design and analysis

Split clamps are a simple, robust method for securing cylindrical components that need to be adjusted axially (e.g., focusing a lens) or rotationally (e.g., a prism holder or an adjustment screw). In both of these cases, the split clamp satisfies one of the principles of a good locking mechanism:

A locking mechanism’s action should not influence the sensitive adjustment that it is intended to secure.

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