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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 1999
  • pp: 4117–4124

Microlens formation by thin-film deposition with mesh-shaped masks

Rüediger Grunwald, Helge Mischke, and Wolfgang Rehak  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 19, pp. 4117-4124 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.004117


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Abstract

Thin-film microlens arrays with high fill factors have been fabricated in a one-step process by shading a vapor beam in a vacuum-deposition apparatus with metallic meshes placed at defined distances to the substrate surface. To generate three-dimensional mask structures with the necessary depth profiles, microgalvanic technology has been applied. Profiles and optical properties of the microlenses have been studied theoretically and experimentally.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films
(310.1860) Thin films : Deposition and fabrication
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 30, 1998
Revised Manuscript: February 10, 1999
Published: July 1, 1999

Citation
Rüediger Grunwald, Helge Mischke, and Wolfgang Rehak, "Microlens formation by thin-film deposition with mesh-shaped masks," Appl. Opt. 38, 4117-4124 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-38-19-4117


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