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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 18 — Sep. 5, 2005
  • pp: 6685–6692

Fabrication of a high-resolution periodical structure using a replication process

Wei-Ching Chuang, Chi-Ting Ho, and Wei-Chih Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 18, pp. 6685-6692 (2005)

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We describe a procedure for rapidly and conveniently prototyping a periodic structure at submicrometer order using holographic interferometry and micro-molding processes. In this experiment, the master of the periodic structure was created on an i-line submicrometer positive photoresist film by a holographic interference using a He-Cd (325nm) laser. A subsequent mold using polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) polymer was cast against this master and used as a stamp to transfer the grating pattern onto a UV cure epoxy. The technique shows accurate control for the transferring of a grating�??s period and depth. The grating pattern on the epoxy produced by the PDMS mold shows an average of less than 2% error in the grating period and an average of 15% error in depth reproduction.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(090.1970) Holography : Diffractive optics
(090.2880) Holography : Holographic interferometry
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication
(230.1950) Optical devices : Diffraction gratings

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Original Manuscript: June 1, 2005
Revised Manuscript: July 26, 2005
Published: September 5, 2005

Wei-Ching Chuang, Chi-Ting Ho, and Wei-Chih Wang, "Fabrication of a high-resolution periodical structure using a replication process," Opt. Express 13, 6685-6692 (2005)

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