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Title: On-demand photoinitiated polymerization

Compositions and methods for adjustable lenses are provided. In some embodiments, the lenses contain a lens matrix material, a masking compound, and a prepolymer. The lens matrix material provides structure to the lens. The masking compound is capable of blocking polymerization or crosslinking of the prepolymer, until photoisomerization of the compound is triggered, and the compound is converted from a first isomer to a second isomer having a different absorption profile. The prepolymer is a composition that can undergo a polymerization or crosslinking reaction upon photoinitiation to alter one or more of the properties of the lenses.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1109475
Report Number(s):
8,604,098
13/177,483
DOE Contract Number:
FG02-05ER46218
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE