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Computer modeling of plastic optical systems for optical design and analysis
Author(s): David M. Hasenauer
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Paper Abstract

Precision plastic optical systems frequently depart from traditional design geometries and often require unusual design methods to incorporate mechanical structures with optical surfaces, to evaluate radiometric performance, or to study stray light issues. This paper discusses modeling techniques that have been used successfully to design and analyze several unusual plastic optical systems. Examples include use the of non-sequential ray tracing in conventional optical design programs as well as solid-model-based design programs for the purposes of evaluating stray light and radiometry features associated with integrated optical and mechanical surfaces in molded components.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1995
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 2600, Design, Fabrication, and Applications of Precision Plastic Optics, (1 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.227915
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David M. Hasenauer, Optical Research Associates (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2600:
Design, Fabrication, and Applications of Precision Plastic Optics
Alex Ning; Raymond T. Hebert, Editor(s)

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