Author: Michael Perry
Institution: SLAC Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University
Co-Author: M. Gaydosh, F. Gaudreault, H. Imfeld, C. Salsberg
Computer-Aided Optical Tooling
Optical Tooling is a well-established traditional alignment technique, which is extremely flexible and does not require expensive equipment. However, a potential source for errors stems from the fact that it requires on-the-spot computations. To alleviate this disadvantage, a software program was developed, which takes away the computational burden from the technician. The program's philosophy is discussed and the computer-aided procedure is explained by stepping through the sequence of an actual alignment job.