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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 35 — Dec. 10, 2009
  • pp: 6621–6626

Arbitrary shaped microlens array laser sintered on glass sheets

Changyi Lai and Vitor M. Schneider  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 35, pp. 6621-6626 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.48.006621


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Abstract

A new technique based on laser vitrification of cordierite ceramic powders is used to fabricate arbitrarily shaped microlens arrays on a glass substrate. Crack-free semispherical and quasi-spherical lenses with good optical and surface quality are demonstrated.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 23, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 27, 2009
Published: December 1, 2009

Citation
Changyi Lai and Vitor M. Schneider, "Arbitrary shaped microlens array laser sintered on glass sheets," Appl. Opt. 48, 6621-6626 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-48-35-6621

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