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Coated Optical Plastics
Author(s): G. Buerge
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Paper Abstract

The current state of the art in selected coatings for plastic optical elements (PMMA, polycarbonate, CR 39) is discussed. Experience gained in the development work, which led to production-proven coatings on optical elements to be used in transmission in the visible range, demonstrates that the substrate quality determines the quality of the final coated element to a large degree and thus partly also the extent to which coated optical plastic is able to replace mineral glass. Consequently, the requirements which have to be met by current and future plastic substrate materials are listed in detail.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 1983
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0400, New Optical Materials, (18 September 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935494
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G. Buerge, Balzers AG (Liechtenstein)
Rindermarkt (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0400:
New Optical Materials
Solomon Musikant; Josette Dupuy, Editor(s)

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