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Development Of Prototype Plastic Optics
Author(s): C. Londono; J. J. Mader; T. O'Hagan; M. Manning
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Paper Abstract

Extensive use of plastics has become commonplace in the optics industry over the last decade. Plastics offer many advantages in the design and manufacturing of novel optical components. A combination of advanced techniques for machining and measuring surfaces as well as process control during molding enable optics manufacturers to make tightly toleranced multielement plastic aspheric lenses. In this paper we will attempt to describe a general approach we might follow to develop and evaluate a prototype optical component. In the first part of the paper we will discuss the equipment and resources that might be used for this task, while in the second part we will present a procedure we might follow in the design and fabrication of precision prototype plastic optical components.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 July 1988
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0896, Replication and Molding of Optical Components, (13 July 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944467
Show Author Affiliations
C. Londono, Polaroid Corporation (United States)
J. J. Mader, Polaroid Corporation (United States)
T. O'Hagan, Polaroid Corporation (United States)
M. Manning, Polaroid Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0896:
Replication and Molding of Optical Components
Max J. Riedl, Editor(s)

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