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Performance factors, selection, and metrology of adhesives for optical applications
Author(s): Jerry Zieba; Hiren V. Shah; Heather Aldridge
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Paper Abstract

Several performance factors such as spectral properties, hardness, thermal stability, glass transition temperature, and out-gassing need to be taken into consideration when selecting an appropriate adhesive. Optical applications require that the selected adhesive not only assure mechanical integrity of the assembled element but also support its optical performance. This paper discusses how to select an adhesive for some common optical applications and also demonstrates the use of analytical methods in the metrology of optical adhesives.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 November 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4444, Optomechanical Design and Engineering 2001, (5 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.447297
Show Author Affiliations
Jerry Zieba, JDS Uniphase (United States)
Hiren V. Shah, JDS Uniphase (United States)
Heather Aldridge, JDS Uniphase (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4444:
Optomechanical Design and Engineering 2001
Alson E. Hatheway, Editor(s)

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