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Fabrication Trends for Free-Space Microoptics

Thomas J. Suleski and Robert D. Te Kolste

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 23, Issue 2, pp. 633- (2005)

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In this paper, we discuss likely trends for manufacturing of free-space microoptics, focusing primarily on diffractive and refractive components. A brief historical overview of microoptics fabrication is presented, followed by our predictions on the future of the field. Examples of future applications,technical challenges, and supporting technologies required for manufacturing of different types of microoptics are discussed.

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Thomas J. Suleski and Robert D. Te Kolste, "Fabrication Trends for Free-Space Microoptics," J. Lightwave Technol. 23, 633- (2005)

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