Keeping up with the many uses and applications of the PSM

It is difficult to keep up with the many uses and applications of the PSM, so we have put together a list of papers of journal articles sorted by application where others describe how they have used the PSM in their work. In each case we cite the article so you can find the whole paper. We also highlight the specific reference to the PSM in the paper. Here you will find applications that come closest to your interests from researchers around the world.

You will notice that most of these applications are related to astronomical instrumentation and university projects, authors who want the community to know what they are working on in hopes of getting greater funding. The PSM is used in commercial, aerospace and government labs; it is just that these users either want to keep their applications proprietary or they are classified. In government labs they are prohibited from promoting any particular product. Thus, we have available only the authors who want to publish articles about their applications.

The general topics are:

Alignment of telescope optics (12)

Centering of lenses (4)

Alignment of spectrometers (6)

Inspection of optical fibers (1)

Alignment of computer generated holograms (CGH) (3)

Alignment and measurement of freeform optics (3)

General opto-mechanical metrology (10)

Case Studies & Testimonials

  • Sometimes good news goes unnoticed for the longest time. We just stumbled on this unattributed, but complimentary note about the PSM.
    See  https://www.idex-hs.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Enabling-Micron-Level-Mounting-Accuracy.pdf   

    Notice the PSM in the top center of Fig. 9.  Optical Perspectives Group would like to express "thank you, IDEX".

  • "We are enjoying our Point Source Microscope and finding it invaluable in alignment and diagnostic tasks."

    Dr. John Mitchell
    Senior Optical Metrologist
    Glyndwr Innovations Ltd., St. Asaph, Wales, UK

     

  • "Just wanted to share a recent success aligning an adaptive optics test bed with the PSM. We used to use a traditional alignment telescope in the past, but the PSM made the whole process really easy and fast. The main requirements were to quickly determine the quality of beam collimation and pupil conjugates since there are several beam expanders and compressors with multiple pupil and focal planes."

    Suresh Sivanandam
    Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics
    University of Toronto

     

  • "You are always responsive and give us lots of useful information!!"

    Dr. Shaojie Chen
    Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics
    University of Toronto

     

  • "As always we are very much loving the instrument, I personally love the camera upgrade from what I'm used to!"

    Weslin Pullen
    Hart Scientific Consulting International, LLC
    Tucson, Arizona

     

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