This volume is the only book to describe in detail all aspects of plastic optics from design issues to production technology and quality control aspects. Throughout, the focus is firmly set on practical applications, making this an indispensable source of information for all those working in optics research and development.
Topics covered in this volume include:
Optics has been identified as one of the key technologies for the 21st century.
Already now in our daily lives we come across optical technologies in several areas:
. at the supermarketmost of the tills work in conjunction with bar code scanning;
. ink jet printers perform automatic calibration and media detection;
. most new mobile phones have an integrated camera;
. music and movies are available on CDand/or DVDplayers; and
. computers store data on optical disks.