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A survey of technical literature on adhesive applications for optics
Author(s): Krithika S. Prabhu; Tony L. Schmitz; Peter G. Ifju; John G. Daly
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Paper Abstract

A general overview of adhesive bonding for optical elements addresses all the relevant parameters and properties. An extensive listing of references is associated with many of the critical topics. Technical literature addressing optical bonding has been difficult to find. This paper has conducted a search to aid engineers trying to solve these bonding problems. The user must first look at his/her options for fastening the optical element. Next, he/she must consider all the parameters that influence its cure, performance and survival. If an adhesive represents a good solution, the type of adhesive must be selected. Throughout this selection process, it is important to maintain priorities on critical parameters. Compromises must always be made and assigning priority levels will aid in making these decisions. Future work will establish a selection matrix weighing relevant factors in making the adhesive selection more logical.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6665, New Developments in Optomechanics, 666507 (17 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.735948
Show Author Affiliations
Krithika S. Prabhu, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Tony L. Schmitz, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Peter G. Ifju, Univ. of Florida (United States)
John G. Daly, Vector Engineering Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6665:
New Developments in Optomechanics
Alson E. Hatheway, Editor(s)

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