A new technique based on the laser vitrification of cordierite ceramic powders is used to fabricate microlenses arrays on a glass substrate. Crack free quasi-spherical lenses with good optical and surface quality are demonstrated.
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(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
C. Lai and V. M. Schneider, "Microlens Array Laser Sintered on Glass Sheets," in Frontiers in Optics 2009/Laser Science XXV/Fall 2009 OSA Optics & Photonics Technical Digest, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper AThC2.
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