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  • Vol. 80, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2013
  • pp: 101–103

Processing heat-shrink materials with laser radiation in operations involving the assembly of optical elements

E. V. Dorofeeva, P. Yu. Lobanov, I. S. Manuĭlovich, and O. E. Sidoryuk  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Technology, Vol. 80, Issue 2, pp. 101-103 (2013)

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This paper discusses the possibilities of laser technology in operations involving the assembly of optical elements, using heat-shrink materials. It is shown that, by choosing the radiation parameters, spatial localization of the heating that is adequate for shaping can be achieved in a polymeric material but still does not result in undesirable heating of the item being assembled. A process is described that uses the proposed method to assemble an electro-optic modulator based on a DKDP crystal.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing

Original Manuscript: May 16, 2012
Published: April 9, 2013

E. V. Dorofeeva, P. Yu. Lobanov, I. S. Manuĭlovich, and O. E. Sidoryuk, "Processing heat-shrink materials with laser radiation in operations involving the assembly of optical elements," J. Opt. Technol. 80, 101-103 (2013)

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