Sub-system mechanical design for an eLISA optical bench

Perreur-Lloyd, M. et al. (2015) Sub-system mechanical design for an eLISA optical bench. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 610(1), 012032. (doi:10.1088/1742-6596/610/1/012032)

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Abstract

We present the design and development status of the opto-mechanical sub-systems that will be used in an experimental demonstration of imaging systems for eLISA. An optical bench test bed design incorporates a Zerodur® baseplate with lenses, photodetectors, and other opto-mechanics that must be both adjustable - with an accuracy of a few micrometers - and stable over a 0 to 40°C temperature range. The alignment of a multi-lens imaging system and the characterisation of the system in multiple degrees of freedom is particularly challenging. We describe the mechanical design of the precision mechanisms, including thermally stable flexure-based optical mounts and complex multi-lens, multi-axis adjuster mechanisms, and update on the integration of the mechanisms on the optical bench.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Robertson, Dr David and Ward, Professor Henry and Perreur-Lloyd, Mr Michael and Fitzsimons, Dr Ewan and Killow, Dr Christian
Authors: Perreur-Lloyd, M., Danzmann, K., Fitzsimons, E. D., Heinzel, G., Hennig, J.-S., Killow, C. J., Lieser, M., Robertson, D. I., Schuster, S., Taylor, A., Tröbs, M., Ward, H., and Weise, D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Publisher:Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd.
ISSN:1742-6588
ISSN (Online):1742-6596
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 The Authors
First Published:First published in Journal of Physics: Conference Series 610(1):012032
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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