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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 1999
  • pp: 3338–3342

Laser Ablative Shaping of Plastic Optical Components for Phase Control

Takahisa Jitsuno, Keiu Tokumura, Nobuaki Nakashima, and Masahiro Nakatsuka  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 15, pp. 3338-3342 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.003338


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Abstract

A new scheme for phase control of optical components with laser ablation has been developed. One can ablate the surface shape of optical plastic material coated on a glass plate by using 193-nm laser light to control the transmission wave front. The surface shape is monitored <i>in situ</i> and corrected to attain the desired aberration level. The irradiation fluence is approximately 40 mJ/cm<sup>2</sup>, and the ablation depth/pulse is approximately 0.01 ?m/pulse for UV-cured resin. A wave-front aberration of 3.0 ? is reduced to 0.17 ? for flat surface shaping. For spherical surface generation, an aberration of 2.5 ? is reduced to 0.2 ?. The increase in surface roughness is kept within acceptable levels.

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OCIS Codes
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.1000) Optical design and fabrication : Aberration compensation
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication

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Takahisa Jitsuno, Keiu Tokumura, Nobuaki Nakashima, and Masahiro Nakatsuka, "Laser Ablative Shaping of Plastic Optical Components for Phase Control," Appl. Opt. 38, 3338-3342 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-38-15-3338


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