It is shown that a relief is generated when spatial distributions of infrared light (λ = 10.6 μm) are recorded on albumen films. The relief can be applied to the fabrication of microelements, such as diffraction gratings and microlenses. Examples are shown.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 10, 2002
Revised Manuscript: October 18, 2002
Published: January 10, 2003
Sergio Calixto, "Albumen as a relief recording media for spatial distributions of infrared radiation. Fabrication of interference gratings and microlenses," Appl. Opt. 42, 259-263 (2003)