Friday, April 20, 2012, 4:00 pm
Hybrid glass-polymer optics: the properties, implementation and performance
N2 Imaging Systems and UC Irvine
Modern advancements in polymer technology and injection molding capabilities placed polymer optics in the heart of many high tech devices and applications including Automotive Industry, Defense & Aerospace; Medical/Bio Science; Projection Displays, Sensors, Information Technology, Commercial and Industrial. Most of the polymer optics limitations get unraveled by Hybrid glass-polymer optical solutions. Furthermore, these solutions enhance optical performance, offer compact packaging, low weight, thermal stability, and high volume low manufacturing cost by utilizing freeforms and aspherics. The presentation will cover the integration of polymer and glass optics for enhanced optical performance with reduced number of components, thermal stability, and low manufacturing cost. The listed advantages are not achievable when polymers or glass optics are used as stand-alone.
Bonus material for mechanical engineers (and the rest interested): For successful optical instrument functionality in the specified environmental conditions the optical and mechanical designs have to be integrated. Consideration and selection of the mechanical design starts during the final stages of the optical design. Rules of thumb of optomechanical design will be discussed.
Refreshments at 3:50 PM. Seminar begins at 4:00 PM.
Building 8, Room 241
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