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Taylor Hobson’s New Software To Improve Precision Optics

Taylor Hobson’s new AAU software package provides analysis tools for measurement data from our PGI and CCI metrology instruments

Key points include:

  • Aspheric form analysis
  • Unique Diffractive lens form measurement capability
  • Reverse engineering optical prescription
  • Feedback to manufacturing process

Aspheric form analysis
Expressly designed for aspheric optical components the AAU fits measurement data to the component design formula and aligns the resultant error profile with respect to the aspheric axis. Base radius optimization, clear aperture settings, slope error, sag tables, adjustable filtering and spike removal enable quick and easy data processing which can then be checked against allowable production tolerances.

Diffractive zone and form analysis
This unique capability takes the guess work out of diffractive optics analysis and enables you to guarantee the performance of your lenses. Save time with instant and detailed analysis of residual form, zone depth and spacing errors for quality assurance or manufacturing feedback for process correction for improved performance.

Reverse engineering optical prescription
Our derived aspheric and diffractive capability features the ability to quickly and easily reverse fit the optical prescription of an aspheric or diffractive component. Enables feedback to designers for adjustment of critical design systems to deliver improved performance.

About Taylor Hobson

Taylor Hobson is an ultra-precision technology company operating at the highest levels of accuracy within the field of surface and form metrology. they provide contact and non-contact measurement solutions to the most demanding applications on a global basis, with a worldwide infrastructure to support our clients, wherever they may be.


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