16 March 2015 Bending strength measurements at different materials used for IR-cut filters in mobile camera devices
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Proceedings Volume 9359, Optical Components and Materials XII; 93590D (2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2079310
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2015, San Francisco, California, United States
Digital cameras are present everywhere in our daily life. Science, business or private life cannot be imagined without digital images. The quality of an image is often rated by its color rendering. In order to obtain a correct color recognition, a near infrared cut (IRC-) filter must be used to alter the sensitivity of imaging sensor. Increasing requirements related to color balance and larger angle of incidence (AOI) enforced the use of new materials as the e.g. BG6X series which substitutes interference coated filters on D263 thin glass. Although the optical properties are the major design criteria, devices have to withstand numerous environmental conditions during use and manufacturing - as e.g. temperature change, humidity, and mechanical shock, as wells as mechanical stress. The new materials show different behavior with respect to all these aspects. They are usually more sensitive against these requirements to a larger or smaller extent. Mechanical strength is especially different. Reliable strength data are of major interest for mobile phone camera applications. As bending strength of a glass component depends not only upon the material itself, but mainly on the surface treatment and test conditions, a single number for the strength might be misleading if the conditions of the test and the samples are not described precisely,. Therefore, Schott started investigations upon the bending strength data of various IRC-filter materials. Different test methods were used to obtain statistical relevant data.
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Volker Dietrich, Peter Hartmann, Franca Kerz, "Bending strength measurements at different materials used for IR-cut filters in mobile camera devices", Proc. SPIE 9359, Optical Components and Materials XII, 93590D (16 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2079310; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2079310



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