RESEARCH PAPER: Active Alignment Will Be Critical For Future Optical Systems Manufacturing

By Anshel Sag, Patrick Moorhead - August 3, 2017
New usage models and applications for technology products, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, created a need for computers to “see” the outside, physical world. We refer to this as “computer vision”. As these usage models and markets evolve, higher quality imaging systems are needed to enable better optical performance. Consumer expectations for thinner devices and better-quality images contribute to the increased demand for high quality imaging and drive up the complexity of manufacturing these optical systems. As complexity increases, so do manufacturing challenges. For example, the use of lower cost materials adds to part-to-part variation, and high failure rates (scrap) make it difficult for manufacturers to deliver these complex optics systems at scale.
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Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Industry Trends Drive Demand For Better Imaging Systems
  • Achieving Image Accuracy Through Alignment
  • Why Active Alignment?
  • Active Alignment Applications
  • Kasalis Pixid 300
  • Active Alignment Outcomes
  • Why Jabil Optics / Kasalis Active Alignment
  • Conclusion
  • Call To Action
  • Figure 1: Conventional Lens & Sensor Assembly
  • Figure 2: Kasalis Active Alignment Of Lenses & Sensor
  • Figure 3: Conventional Screw-In vs. Kasalis Active Alignment Yield Loss
  • Figure 4: Yield Loss Comparison

Companies Cited

  • Jabil
  • Kasalis
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Anshel Sag is Moor Insights & Strategy’s in-house millennial with over 15 years of experience in the IT industry. Anshel has had extensive experience working with consumers and enterprises while interfacing with both B2B and B2C relationships, gaining empathy and understanding of what users really want. Some of his earliest experience goes back as far as his childhood when he started PC gaming at the ripe of old age of 5 while building his first PC at 11 and learning his first programming languages at 13.

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