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Injection Molding Of Plastic Optics
Author(s): Ulrich Greis; Gunther Kirchhof
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Paper Abstract

Injection molded optics, though originally limited to nonprecision applications and to components with unconventional, intricate shapes, became also important for high-quality photographic lenses during the last 15 years. This paper presents a survey of the principal optical plastics, their physical properties and some aspects concerning optical design with plastic materials. We discuss the relationship between lens quality, injection mold, and injection process. At last some examples show the imaging properties of plastic-glass systems and technical and economic limitations of the manufacturing process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 1983
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0381, Optical Surface Technology, (10 November 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934843
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Ulrich Greis, Agfa-Gevaert AG (Germany)
Gunther Kirchhof, Agfa-Gevaert AG (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0381:
Optical Surface Technology
Hermann Walter, Editor(s)

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