Polymer optics gain increased precison

Powell, Shari; Fisher, Daniel
June 2007
Laser Focus World;Jun2007, Vol. 43 Issue 6, p111
The article reports on the selection of polymer materials by optical-system designers for a multitude of non-ophthalmic applications in global markets ranging from cell-phone cameras to security and monitoring instrumentation. It stated that performance is the key factor forcing consideration of plastic materials in which polymer optics are much lighter in weight than their equivalent glass components. Furthermore, the complexity provides significant cost benefits to the overall system.


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