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Quality Aspects for Optics

There are three aspects in quality for optics:

  • Quality Management (or Quality Management System - QMS),

  • Technical conformance to requirements, and

  • Safety aspects.


1. Quality Management (or Quality Management System - QMS)

A Management philosophy that by adopting it, defined a formalized system that documents processes, procedures, and responsibilities for achieving quality policies and objectives. The system ensures that an organization, product or service is consistent. It has four main components: quality planning, quality assurance, quality control and quality improvement and others according to organization's need. Quality management is focused not only on product and service quality, but also on the means to achieve it. Quality management, therefore, uses quality assurance and control of processes as well as products to achieve more consistent quality.


ISO 9001:2015 - Quality management systems — Requirements is the international standard specifying requirements for quality management systems and the most prominent approach to quality management systems. Webstore:


2. Technical conformance to requirements

Technical conformance to requirements means that all stated requirements in drawings, specifications and even expectations should be fulfilled. It means that the requirements are correct, have been checked and approved. The manufacturing of the elements or systems at all stages is being made according to approved procedures and being tested along the production to verify their conformance to requirements.   

3. Safety aspects

There are two aspects in safety aspects:

  • Safety of the element or the system along the production. Safety aspect should be considered during all stages of design and manufacturing and should referred about in relevant organization's specifications and procedures. If this will be done correctly, no damage should be occur to the element or system.   

  • Safety of the employees. Employees at all stages should be aware of safety aspects of dealing with dangerous activities during their work. Operating Laser equipment like Interferometers during inspection or research should be by taken appropriate behavior. It includes also behavior according to organization's procedures and awareness of handling with materials with safety aspects (MSDS or SDS). The obligation of managers to inform employees by training about every safety aspect in the organization.    

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