Consumer Optics with Low-Cost Polymers

This invention describes a range of low-cost polymer compositions and method of making for high index, high Abbie number consumer optics. Background: The consumer eyewear global market estimated at greater than $100 billion.  Current optical poly…

This invention describes a range of low-cost polymer compositions and methods of making for high index, high Abbie number consumer optics.

Background:
The consumer eyewear global market is estimated at greater than $100 billion. Current optical polymer technology revolves around well-established thermoplastic or thermoset polymers, including polycarbonates and others. State-of-the-art known optical polymers are limited by a trade-off between the desire to have high refractive indices, high Abbe (transparency) numbers, and low material cost. There remains a technological need for new polymer chemistry to achieve desired optical properties at a low cost.

Applications:

  • Consumer optical plastics
  • Smartphones or technology optical plastics
  • Optical lenses for instruments

Advantages:

  • Inexpensive materials
  • High index
  • High Abbe number
  • Thermally stable

Website

https://arizona.technologypublisher.com/tech/Consumer_Optics_with_Low_Cost_Polymers

Contact Information

TTO Home Page: https://arizona.technologypublisher.com

Name: Laura Silva

Title: Sr. Licensing Manager, COS

Department: TLA

Email: lauras@tla.arizona.edu