18 January 2006 Micro-optic lenses fabrication and applications
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The gradient index (GRIN) inhomogeneous materials optical glass micro-lens and polymer microlens and arrays were investigated in our Lab, in recent years. The different series of GRIN lenses have been fabricated using ion-exchanged in the special glass material. The GRIN lenses are done in applications for using to construct micro-optic devices. We analyzed and demonstrated results on propagation and imaging properties of GRIN lenses. On the other hand, we have also developed a drop-on-demand ink-jet printing method to produce micro-lens array using nano-scale polymer droplets involved with a uniform ultraviolet (UV) light and heat solidifying process. The experimental setup for manufacturing polymer microlens array and the measurement results of performance parameter are also given.
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Yulin Li, Guohua Jiao, Tonghai Li, Baowen Hu, Junmin Huo, Lily Wang, "Micro-optic lenses fabrication and applications", Proc. SPIE 6038, Photonics: Design, Technology, and Packaging II, 603819 (18 January 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.638384; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.638384
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