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Integrating functions in polymer optical components
Author(s): Stefan Bäumer; Maurice van der Beek

Paper Abstract

One of the big advantages of polymer optics is the possibility of integrating several functions into one component. These functions can range from mechanical reference datums all the way to micro channels in "lab-on-chip" type of applications. In this paper an overview on several design- and manufacturing principles of such integrated components will be given. Furthermore the next steps in the Design - Build - Test cycle will be discussed as well: mold manufacturing, molding and finally metrology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7061, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XI, 706112 (11 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.798246
Show Author Affiliations
Stefan Bäumer, Philips Applied Technologies (Netherlands)
Maurice van der Beek, Philips Applied Technologies (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7061:
Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XI
R. John Koshel; James D. Moore Jr.; David H. Krevor; G. Groot Gregory, Editor(s)

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