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New software functionality saves time and improves error detection

24/07/15

"The new AAU software from Taylor Hobson has increased our capability to manufacture high accuracy Infrared optics with enhanced diffractive analysis capabilities."

- Tim Olsen (Director of Engineering) Janos Technology

Benefits of Taylor Hobson’s Aspherics Analysis Utility (AAU) software      

  • Reduced costs and improved manufacturing yields
  • Improved utilization
  • Improve your competitiveness
  • Future metrology savings
 

Key features:

Expressly designed for aspheric optical components the software fits measurement data to the component design formula, and aligns the resulting error profile with respect to the aspheric axis.

Base radius optimization (PV or rms) to highlight base radius variation in production, allowing users to quickly determine the best-fit radius within a set radius tolerance for the component, which can then be checked against allowable production tolerances.

Automatic spike removal can be defined by set width and heights to save time, eliminate user subjectivity and give more repeatable results.

Derived coefficients module for calculation of best fit asphere through a particular measurement. Resulting values can be used in conjunction with optical design software to assess the impact of form deviations on the optical performance of critical systems.