A coherent overview of the current status of injection molded optics, describing in detail all aspects of plastic optics, from design issues to production technology and quality control. This updated second edition is supplemented by a chapter on the equipment and process of injection wells as well as a look at recent applications.
The contributors, each one a leading expert in their discipline, have either a background in or strong ties to the industry, thus combining a large amount of practical experience.
With its focus firmly set on practical applications, this is an indispensable reference for all those working in optics research and development.
Chapter 1: Introduction. Dr Stefan Bäumer
Chapter 2: Optomechanics of plastic optical components. Prof. Dr. Michael Pfeffer
Chapter 3: Tooling. Thomas Bauer / Marshall
Chapter 4: Metrology of injection molded optics. Dr Stefan Bäumer
Chapter 5: Optical Plastics. Zeon Corporation
Chapter 6: Coating on Plastic. Dr. Ulrike Schulz
Chapter 7: Injection molding Equipment & Process.
Chapter 8: Cost model of injection molded optics. Jukka-Tapani Makinen
Chapter 9: Applications Dr. Stefan Bäumer