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2 September 2015 Residue stress analysis of molding aspherical plastic lens
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The aspherical plastic lens is widely used in commercial optical products. Warpage and residue stress are two important factors that influence wavefront error. Several investigators have discussed warpage. We propose a methodology to study the effect of residue stress on wavefront error. Mold flow software was adopted to calculate the residue stress in injection processes. Optical software was used to find optical ray paths through the lens. Corresponding Optical Path Different (OPD) in each ray path was simulated by self-developed software. A 50-mm diameter plastic lens was used in this study. The mild- and high-frequency wavefront errors and the stress OPD effect at the injection area were found to be a result of the molding process. The proposed methodology was found to be very suitable for finding the effect of residue stress on wavefront error in plastic lenses.
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Ming-Ying Hsu, Yuan-Chieh Cheng, Shenq-Tsong Chang, and Ting-Ming Huang "Residue stress analysis of molding aspherical plastic lens", Proc. SPIE 9573, Optomechanical Engineering 2015, 95730P (2 September 2015); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2185267
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