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Handbook of Plastic Optics, 2nd Edition

Handbook of Plastic Optics, 2nd Edition

Stefan Bäumer (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-63545-0

Feb 2011

308 pages


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 /

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
Dr. Thomas Walter

Chapter 8: Cost model of injection molded optics
Jukka-Tapani Mäkinen

Chapter 9: Applications
Dr. Stefan Bäumer
"The reader of this book will learn about the chemistry, mechanical properties, processing technologies
and applications of plastic optics - as well as being tutored on cost analysis. All this in less than 300
pages would be hard to believe without seeing but it is here. The editor and authors are to be congratulated on their achievement." (Contemporary Physics Book Reviews, 25 August 2011)