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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 41, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2002
  • pp: 3355–3361

Silicone Microlenses and Interference Gratings

Sergio Calixto  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 16, pp. 3355-3361 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.41.003355


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Abstract

Interference gratings, plano-convex microlenses, and spherical microlenses have been made in silicone. Lenses were fabricated by the melting method. Two substrates have been tried: glass and Teflon. The latter substrate lets us fabricate low-f-number lenses. We made spherical microlenses by placing pieces of silicone near a thermal source and studied resolution of the lenses by investigating the images they gave of a test chart. We made low-spatial-frequency gratings by recording interference patterns and studied parameters involved in the recording. A study of the profile of the gratings and lenses was done with a mechanical surface analyzer.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

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Sergio Calixto, "Silicone Microlenses and Interference Gratings," Appl. Opt. 41, 3355-3361 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-41-16-3355

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