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  • Editor: Glenn D. Boreman
  • Vol. 44, Iss. 36 — Dec. 20, 2005
  • pp: 7730–7734

Polymer-based flexible microlens arrays with hermaphroditic focusing properties

Hongwen Ren and Shin-Tson Wu  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 36, pp. 7730-7734 (2005)

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Polymer microlens arrays with hermaphroditic focusing behaviors are demonstrated. Each microlens in an arrays exhibits either converging or diverging focus, depending on the polarization direction of the incident light. A polymer film with patterned microlens arrays is flexible, lightweight, and ultrathin (∼50 µm). Details of the lens structure, device fabrication, and lens performance are described.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: March 29, 2005
Revised Manuscript: August 22, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: August 25, 2005
Published: December 20, 2005

Hongwen Ren and Shin-Tson Wu, "Polymer-based flexible microlens arrays with hermaphroditic focusing properties," Appl. Opt. 44, 7730-7734 (2005)

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