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Polymers in lens design for laser applications
Author(s): Stefka N. Kasarova; Nina G. Sultanova; Ivan D. Nikolov
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Paper Abstract

Successful application of optical materials in lens design is based on the knowledge of their refractive and dispersive properties in the considered spectral region. We have obtained precise refractometric data of various optical polymers in the visible and near-infrared area. Different refractive index measuring techniques have been used. On base of the detailed study of refractive, dispersive, thermal and other important material characteristics of polymers, optical design of all-plastic systems for laser applications is proposed: a laser expander for 532 nm emission wavelength and a focusing microlens intended for reading/recording laser heads of DVD discs at 650 nm. Geometric and wave aberrations are computed and minimised.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 January 2015
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9447, 18th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, 94471J (8 January 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2175506
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Stefka N. Kasarova, Burgas Prof. Assen Zlatarov Univ. (Bulgaria)
Nina G. Sultanova, "St. Kliment Ohridski" Univ. of Sofia (Bulgaria)
Ivan D. Nikolov, "St. Kliment Ohridski" Univ. of Sofia (Bulgaria)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9447:
18th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications
Tanja Dreischuh; Sanka Gateva; Alexandros Serafetinides, Editor(s)

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