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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 5 — Mar. 2, 2009
  • pp: 3255–3263

Design and fabrication of nano-structured gradient index microlenses

F. Hudelist, R. Buczynski, A.J. Waddie, and M.R. Taghizadeh  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 5, pp. 3255-3263 (2009)

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We present a novel fabrication technology for nano-structured graded index micro-optical components, based on the stack-and-draw method used for photonic crystal fibres. These discrete structures can be described with an effective refractive index distribution. Furthermore we present spherical nano-structured microlenses with a flat facet fabricated with this method and designed using an algorithm based on the Maxwell-Garnett mixing formula. Finally we show theoretical verification by using FDTD simulations for a nano-structured lens as well as experimental data obtained in the microwave regime.

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OCIS Codes
(220.3630) Optical design and fabrication : Lenses
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(260.2065) Physical optics : Effective medium theory

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: November 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 16, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 6, 2009
Published: February 17, 2009

F. Hudelist, R. Buczynski, A. J. Waddie, and M. R. Taghizadeh, "Design and fabrication of nano-structured gradient index microlenses," Opt. Express 17, 3255-3263 (2009)

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