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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 1999
  • pp: 5418–5421

Direct laser writing of surface reliefs in dry, self-developing photopolymer films

Jens Neumann, Kay S. Wieking, and Detlef Kip  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 25, pp. 5418-5421 (1999)

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Fabrication of surface reliefs is achieved by raster scanning dry photopolymer films under a focused laser beam. The formation of the structure takes place subsequent to illumination without any chemical treatment or wet processing. Computer-generated optical elements can be recorded quickly, easily, and at low cost. The technology is particularly well suited for rapid prototyping and design purposes. These photopolymer films have potential in photonics applications, such as diffractive optical elements and waveguide structures.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

Original Manuscript: April 5, 1999
Revised Manuscript: June 15, 1999
Published: September 1, 1999

Jens Neumann, Kay S. Wieking, and Detlef Kip, "Direct laser writing of surface reliefs in dry, self-developing photopolymer films," Appl. Opt. 38, 5418-5421 (1999)

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