The fabrication and testing of glass microlenses with rod and spherical shapes are described. The sizes of the lenses range from tens of micrometers to several millimeters. The surfaces of the lenses were fabricated by the melting method. These surfaces have been studied by several methods. The theoretical behavior of the lenses was investigated by ray tracing. Some applications of the lenses are presented.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics
Original Manuscript: August 26, 2004
Revised Manuscript: December 17, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: December 18, 2004
Published: July 20, 2005
Sergio Calixto, Martha Rosete-Aguilar, Francisco J. Sanchez-Marin, and Lizbeth Castañeda-Escobar, "Rod and spherical silica microlenses fabricated by CO2 laser melting," Appl. Opt. 44, 4547-4556 (2005)