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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 29 — Oct. 10, 2010
  • pp: 5567–5574

Analysis and fabrication of corner cube array based on laser direct writing technology

Yimin Lou, Hui Wang, Qingkun Liu, Yaocheng Shi, and Sailing He  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 29, pp. 5567-5574 (2010)

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A detailed analysis of corner cube array (CCA) structure is carried out using the commercially available ray-tracing software ZEMAX. The retroreflective properties of CCA for short-range and long-range propagation are compared. An improved CCA structure with a relatively low structural depth (compared with rectangular CCA) is designed and analyzed. Higher retroreflectance (compared with triangular CCA) at a specific incident angle is proved by ray tracing. Two kinds of CCA structures, including the improved CCA, have been fabricated using laser direct writing technology. The fabrication results are qualified by three-dimensional shape measurement and ray tracing.

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OCIS Codes
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: July 16, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 2, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 9, 2010
Published: October 5, 2010

Yimin Lou, Hui Wang, Qingkun Liu, Yaocheng Shi, and Sailing He, "Analysis and fabrication of corner cube array based on laser direct writing technology," Appl. Opt. 49, 5567-5574 (2010)

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