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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2012
  • pp: 4936–4944

Fabrication of concave and convex potassium bromide lens arrays by compression molding

Florence de la Barrière, Guillaume Druart, Nicolas Guèrineau, Jean Taboury, Alain Gueugnot, and Vincent Huc  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 21, pp. 4936-4944 (2012)

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A new simple and cost-effective method has been developed for the fabrication of both plano-convex and plano-concave lens arrays with potentially important sag heights. The process is based on the use of potassium bromide (KBr) powder. At ambient temperature and under pressure, KBr powder is compressed on a molding die with the desired shape to form a solid lens array. The quality of the lens arrays has been assessed, and we present the first image produced by a converging KBr lens array.

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OCIS Codes
(080.3630) Geometric optics : Lenses
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: March 14, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 1, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 1, 2012
Published: July 11, 2012

Florence de la Barrière, Guillaume Druart, Nicolas Guèrineau, Jean Taboury, Alain Gueugnot, and Vincent Huc, "Fabrication of concave and convex potassium bromide lens arrays by compression molding," Appl. Opt. 51, 4936-4944 (2012)

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