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12 May 2010 Replication of optical components by hot embossing
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Replication technology for microstructures is an essential issue for transforming expensive microstructures to cheap polymer replicas. Hot embossing has proven to be a suitable technology to fulfil the requirements of industrial applications and to fill the gap between the laboratory and the consumer market. Compared to injection moulding, hot embossing creates microstructures with lower internal stress and is therefore highly suitable for the replication of stress sensitive components, as required, e. g., for optical applications. This paper gives an overview over the hot embossing process, the technology, and shows the potential for the replication of optical components and systems.
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M. Worgull, M. Schneider, M. Heilig, A. Kolew, H. Dinglreiter, and J. Mohr "Replication of optical components by hot embossing", Proc. SPIE 7716, Micro-Optics 2010, 771604 (12 May 2010);

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