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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 14 — Jul. 5, 2010
  • pp: 14511–14518

Fabrication of concave silicon micro-mirrors

Yueh Sheng Ow, Mark B. H. Breese, and Sara Azimi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 14, pp. 14511-14518 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.014511


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Abstract

We have fabricated spherical and cylindrical concave micro-mirrors in silicon with dimensions from 20 μm to 100 μm. The fabrication process involves standard photolithography followed by large area ion beam irradiation and electrochemical anodisation in a HF electrolyte. After thermal oxidation the silicon surface roughness is less than 2 nm. We also present a multilayer porous silicon distributed Bragg reflector fabricated on concave silicon surfaces which selectively reflect and focus a band of wavelengths from a parallel beam of incident white light. Development of such low roughness concave microstructures opens up new applications in areas such as silicon photonics and quantum information science.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0250) Integrated optics : Optoelectronics
(160.6000) Materials : Semiconductor materials
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication
(330.1690) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: May 13, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 15, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 15, 2010
Published: June 22, 2010

Citation
Yueh Sheng Ow, Mark B. H. Breese, and Sara Azimi, "Fabrication of concave silicon micro-mirrors," Opt. Express 18, 14511-14518 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-14-14511


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