Optics-Conference in London

Optics-Conference in London

Rebeca Natale, a researcher at the Institute of Polymer Technology, recently attended the Scholars 2nd Edition International Conference on Optics, Lasers and Photonics in London on March 27 and 28. She presented her study on improving the optical properties of achromatic lenses through different process conditions. 

Achromatic lenses are critical components in various optical applications, such as cameras and car headlights, correcting chromatic aberrations. They are made of transparent polymers and can be manufactured in large quantities by injection molding without the need for additional adhesives. 

Natale’s study analyzed the influence of process parameters on the optical properties of achromatic lenses produced by isothermal and variothermal injection molding processes. The lenses were made from a combination of two materials, polycarbonate (PC) and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), and were subjected to systematic variation of process parameters. The resulting optical properties of the material were analyzed using appropriate analytical methods. 

Natale’s presentation was a success and we congratulate her on her achievement. 

Rebeca Natale, M.Eng.

Institute of Polymer Technology