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Practical Design Considerations For Polymer Optical Systems
Author(s): Alice L. Palmer
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Paper Abstract

In recent years, injection molding technology has become increasingly sophisticated, making possible the production of precision polymer optical systems. This technology continues to advance, and requires a corresnonding advancement in optomechanical design techniques, materials selection, coating technology, assembly and handling, and packaging methods. Many of the oft-publicized advantages of polymer optics (low cost, low density, ease of asoheric Production, etc.) can be inadvertently offset by factors which may be anticipated and avoided by a designer reasonably familiar with polymer properties, processing procedures and limitations, and their implications. It is the purpose of this paper to provide some of this information.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 March 1982
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0306, Contemporary Methods of Optical Fabrication, (31 March 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932712
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Alice L. Palmer, M.U. Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0306:
Contemporary Methods of Optical Fabrication
Charles L. Stonecypher, Editor(s)

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