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Is Replication Real? (What Every Designer Needs To Know.)
Author(s): Rolin Gebelein
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Paper Abstract

This year people want to know what real place is there for replica optics in components and systems, and also in the market place. This paper addresses a sharp concern for the actual utility of replication as a viable process for designers and fabrication experts. What replica optics are actually being made? How does one identify a good replication capability? What measures can be made of capability, and what total outcome can be expected? Technical aspects of the replication process are explored, and examples given of components and systems. The design of substrates, tooling, and masters is discussed. Considerations pertinent to scattered light, reflectivity, stability and accuracy are given special treatment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 November 1977
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0115, Advances in Replicated and Plastic Optics, (14 November 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955623
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Rolin Gebelein, PTR Optics Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0115:
Advances in Replicated and Plastic Optics
Tuckerman Moss, Editor(s)

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