Optimesa: Optical Engineering and Product Development

The Basics of Étendue – Projector Example

Updated on February 14, 2014

A paper that looks at the fundamentals of éntendue as related to DMD projectors.

Design Methodology for High Brightness Projectors (PDF download)

Basic Radiative Transfer Diagram

Updated on February 10, 2014

A simple explanation of radiative transfer (credit to Jim Palmer at the Optical Sciences Center)

Basic Radiative Transfer

Annotated Bibliography of Optomechanical Design

Updated on February 6, 2014

A good summary by Donald O'Shea of reference materials found in the bookshelves of opto-mechanical designers.

Annotated Bibliography of Optomechanical Design (PDF download)

Packaging Method for Unobscured Reflective Optical Systems

Updated on February 2, 2014

The method developed by Mike Rodgers at ORA is widely used and has become the definitive standard for controlling packaging clearances in unobscured reflective optical systems.

Packaging Constraints Optimization (PDF download)