Polymeric Interference Filters combined with Optical Elements
Publication Date: 2003-Apr-24
The IP.com Prior Art Database
Multilayer optical interference filters can now be manufactured with all-polymer components. Such filters can be combined with bulk optical elements such as lenses, prisms, and the like, many of which are made by injection molding. The polymeric filters can be manufactured before the bulk element to which it will be attached is made. The film stack can even serve as a substrate for the bulk element. This opens new opportunities in manufacturing, particularly in simplifying the manufacturing processes of polymeric articles.