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VDI/VDE 5596 Blatt 2 Optical design for manufacturing - Illumination optics, non-imaging and freeform optics - Optical surfaces

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German title
Fertigungsgerechte Optikentwicklung - Beleuchtungsoptiken, nicht abbildende Optiken und Freiformoptiken - Optische Oberflächen
Publication date
2022-09
Publisher
Engl. VDI/VDE-Gesellschaft Mess- und Automatisierungstechnik
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Number of pages
33
Available in
German, English
Abstract

Clear communication at the intersection between optics design and optics production is important to ensure predictable function of optical components. This includes, in particular, a clear definition and specification of roughness. Often the properties of optical surfaces, specifically surface roughness, are not specified with sufficient precision in illumination optics. As a result, the optics produced often exhibit significant differences from the expected behaviour. This standard presents suitable procedures for specifying the roughness of optical surfaces of illumination optics and/or free-form optics (especially plastic optics), covering the entire range from optically smooth, non-scattering to scattering, rough surfaces. The standard is addressed to all those concerned with the roughness of optical surfaces in the development and manufacture of illumination optics and/or free-form optics (especially plastic optics), in particular to optics design, tool and mould making and optics production (moulding).

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