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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction Dr. Stefan Baumer 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 Baumer 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 Makinen Chapter 9: Applications Dr. Stefan Baumer
Stefan Baumer studied physics at the University of Bonn, Germany, and Washington State University, where he received his Master of Science degree in 1988. He subsequently returned to Germany to finish his Ph.D. degree at the Institute of Optics of the Technical University Berlin in 1995. Since then he has been working in several positions for Philips in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Dr. Baumer currently holds the post of senior optical systems designer at Philips Applied Technologies. His work focuses on optical systems design with a specialization in plastic optics, involving close cooperation with injection molding companies.