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Design and high-volume manufacture of low-cost molded IR aspheres for personal thermal imaging devices
Author(s): A. L. Zelazny; K. F. Walsh; J. P. Deegan; B. Bundschuh; E. K. Patton
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Paper Abstract

The demand for infrared optical elements, particularly those made of chalcogenide materials, is rapidly increasing as thermal imaging becomes affordable to the consumer. The use of these materials in conjunction with established lens manufacturing techniques presents unique challenges relative to the cost sensitive nature of this new market. We explore the process from design to manufacture, and discuss the technical challenges involved. Additionally, facets of the development process including manufacturing logistics, packaging, supply chain management, and qualification are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 May 2015
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9451, Infrared Technology and Applications XLI, 94511M (26 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2175541
Show Author Affiliations
A. L. Zelazny, Rochester Precision Optics, LLC (United States)
K. F. Walsh, Rochester Precision Optics, LLC (United States)
J. P. Deegan, Rochester Precision Optics, LLC (United States)
B. Bundschuh, Rochester Precision Optics, LLC (United States)
E. K. Patton, Rochester Precision Optics, LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9451:
Infrared Technology and Applications XLI
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Charles M. Hanson; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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