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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 6 — Mar. 14, 2011
  • pp: 4805–4814

Integration of polymer microlens array at fiber bundle extremity by photopolymerization

Xinhua Zeng, Jérôme Plain, Safi Jradi, Claire Darraud, Fréderic Louradour, Renaud Bachelot, and Pascal Royer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 6, pp. 4805-4814 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.004805


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Abstract

We present a novel route to directly integrate an array of microlenses at the extremity of an optical fiber bundle. The method is based on photopolymerization at the end of the fiber. The method is based on the control of exposure dose and volume of the deposited droplet of photopolymerizable formulation. Optical properties of the integrated microlenses are discussed on the basis of FDTD calculations.

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OCIS Codes
(040.1240) Detectors : Arrays
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.2350) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics imaging
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: October 20, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 15, 2011
Published: February 28, 2011

Citation
Xinhua Zeng, Jérôme Plain, Safi Jradi, Claire Darraud, Fréderic Louradour, Renaud Bachelot, and Pascal Royer, "Integration of polymer microlens array at fiber bundle extremity by photopolymerization," Opt. Express 19, 4805-4814 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-6-4805


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