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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 35 — Dec. 10, 2007
  • pp: 8527–8532

Properties of microlenses produced on a layer of tot'hema and eosin sensitized gelatin

Branka D. Murić, Dejan V. Pantelić, Darko M. Vasiljević, and Bratimir M. Panić  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 35, pp. 8527-8532 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.008527


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Abstract

Gelatin sensitized with tot'hema and eosin (compounds used in medical therapy) appears to be an excellent material for microlens fabrication. Lenses are produced by irradiation with a 532   nm laser beam. Aspheric concave lenses are formed rapidly with low power radiation. The lens profile is analyzed, as well as imaging properties. Physics of lens formation is also proposed. All material constituents are nonpoisonous, resulting in an environmentally safe, low toxicity material.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.3630) Geometric optics : Lenses
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: April 30, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 16, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 29, 2007
Published: December 7, 2007

Virtual Issues
Vol. 3, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Branka D. Murić, Dejan V. Pantelić, Darko M. Vasiljević, and Bratimir M. Panić, "Properties of microlenses produced on a layer of tot'hema and eosin sensitized gelatin," Appl. Opt. 46, 8527-8532 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-35-8527


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