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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 26 — Dec. 20, 2010
  • pp: 26887–26904

Brightness field distributions of microlens arrays using micro molding

Hsin-Chung Cheng, Chiung-Fang Huang, Yi Lin, and Yung-Kang Shen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 26, pp. 26887-26904 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.026887


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Abstract

This study describes the brightness field distributions of microlens arrays fabricated by micro injection molding (μIM) and micro injection-compression molding (μICM). The process for fabricating microlens arrays used room-temperature imprint lithography, photoresist reflow, electroforming, μIM, μICM, and optical properties measurement. Analytical results indicate that the brightness field distribution of the molded microlens arrays generated by μICM is better than those made using μIM. Our results further demonstrate that mold temperature is the most important processing parameter for brightness field distribution of molded microlens arrays made by μIM or μICM.

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OCIS Codes
(080.3630) Geometric optics : Lenses
(120.4610) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical fabrication
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(080.2205) Geometric optics : Fabrication, injection molding

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: October 22, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 27, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 2, 2010
Published: December 7, 2010

Citation
Hsin-Chung Cheng, Chiung-Fang Huang, Yi Lin, and Yung-Kang Shen, "Brightness field distributions of microlens arrays using micro molding," Opt. Express 18, 26887-26904 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-26-26887


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