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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 2002
  • pp: 4590–4595

Thermal embossing of mid-infrared diffractive optical elements by use of a self-processing photopolymer master

Manuel Ornelas-Rodriguez, Sergio Calixto, Yunlong Sheng, and Colette Turck  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 22, pp. 4590-4595 (2002)

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Surface-relief transmissive diffractive elements were fabricated by embossing. The master was made by lithography with a self-developing photopolymer. The highly cross-linked structure exhibited by the polymer has made possible the direct replication by thermal embossing of polyethylene substrates. Fabricated elements are meant to work with mid-infrared radiation. The influence of some process variables, related to the performance of the diffractive elements, is analyzed.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(260.3060) Physical optics : Infrared

Original Manuscript: November 16, 2001
Revised Manuscript: April 19, 2002
Published: August 1, 2002

Manuel Ornelas-Rodriguez, Sergio Calixto, Yunlong Sheng, and Colette Turck, "Thermal embossing of mid-infrared diffractive optical elements by use of a self-processing photopolymer master," Appl. Opt. 41, 4590-4595 (2002)

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