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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 2 — Jan. 23, 2006
  • pp: 810–816

Micro lens fabrication by means of femtosecond two photon photopolymerization

Rui Guo, Shizhou Xiao, Xiaomin Zhai, Jiawen Li, Andong Xia, and Wenhao Huang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 2, pp. 810-816 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.14.000810


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Abstract

We report the fabrication of micro lens using an alternative annular scanning mode with continuous variable layer thickness by two-photon polymerization after multi-parameter optimization. Laser scanning mode and scanning pace parameter are optimized to achieve good appearance. As examples of the results, a 2 × 2 micro spherical lens array with diameter of 15 μm and a micro Fresnel lens with diameter of 17 μm are fabricated. Their optical performances are also tested. Compared to the conventional femtosecond two-photon fabrication, this work provides an alternative, effective and cheap processing method for the fabrication of micro optic device that requires arbitrary shape with high surface quality and small scale.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.1750) Integrated optics : Components
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

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Rui Guo, Shizhou Xiao, Xiaomin Zhai, Jiawen Li, Andong Xia, and Wenhao Huang, "Micro lens fabrication by means of femtosecond two photon photopolymerization," Opt. Express 14, 810-816 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-2-810


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