K 2016 trade fair: Plastic lenses for cameras and headlights

New antireflective coating reduces stray light and reflections

Research News / 4.10.2016

Transparent plastic optical lenses can be manufactured cheaply and in any shape. However, a downside is that they reflect light just as much as glass does. At the K trade fair in Düsseldorf, Fraunhofer researchers are exhibiting a new type of antireflective coating that significantly reduces stray light and reflections from plastic lenses. Not only does this improve the performance of cameras and headlights, it’s also good news for virtual reality technologies and Industrie 4.0.