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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
San Jose, California United States
May 4-9, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-55752-859-9
Organic/Polymer Photonics (CFG)

Gradient Index Polymer Optics

G Beadie, E. Fleet, A. Rosenberg, P. A. Lane, J. S. Shirk, Y. Jin, H. Tai, A. Kamdar, A. Hiltner, and E. Baer

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We developed novel lenses from gradient index, multi-polymer sheets. The sheets were processed into lenses with spherically-symmetric index profiles. An F/2.25 GRIN singlet produced images with 4x better contrast than a commercial F/2.25 glass singlet.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.2760) Imaging systems : Gradient-index lenses
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers

G. Beadie, E. Fleet, A. Rosenberg, P. A. Lane, J. S. Shirk, Y. Jin, H. Tai, A. Kamdar, A. Hiltner, and E. Baer, "Gradient Index Polymer Optics," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CFG3.

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