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Effect of injection molding processing conditions on optical properties of polyetherimide
Author(s): Wei Zhao; Christopher Wall; Raghavendra Maddikeri; Andy May
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Paper Abstract

SABIC’s ULTEMTM (polyetherimide) resin has been the choice of material for injection moldable micro lenses and lens arrays in optical communication components such as transceivers due to its unique combination of physical, thermal and optical properties including high refractive index, low absorption in near IR range, good dimensional stability and high heat performance. It's known that processing conditions affect properties of final parts. Often the processing conditions are optimized for best mechanical properties, while their effect on optical properties is sidelined. In this study, the effect of injection molding processing conditions on optical properties of polyetherimide resin is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9192, Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering XV, 91921M (25 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2070994
Show Author Affiliations
Wei Zhao, SABIC Innovative Plastics (United States)
Christopher Wall, SABIC Innovative Plastics (United States)
Raghavendra Maddikeri, SABIC Innovative Plastics (United States)
Andy May, SABIC Innovative Plastics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9192:
Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering XV
R. Barry Johnson; Virendra N. Mahajan; Simon Thibault, Editor(s)

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