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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 11 — May. 23, 2011
  • pp: 10673–10678

Microlens array fabricated using electrohydrodynamic instability and surface properties

You-Jin Lee, Young Wook Kim, Young-Ki Kim, Chang-Jae Yu, Jin Seog Gwag, and Jae-Hoon Kim  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 11, pp. 10673-10678 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.010673


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Abstract

We fabricated polarization-dependent and polarization-independent microlens arrays (MLA) through the electrohydrodynamic instability of the optically anisotropic organic layer. The anisotropic flow induced by the instability of the organic layer leads to making the lens profile on the patterned electrode. We can easily control the polarization dependence of the MLA by controlling the surface alignment properties, even with the optically anisotropic organic layer. This method is a straightforward, fast, and reliable process for MLA fabrication since it does not require cumbersome developing and molding processes.

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OCIS Codes
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: March 18, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 5, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 5, 2011
Published: May 16, 2011

Citation
You-Jin Lee, Young Wook Kim, Young-Ki Kim, Chang-Jae Yu, Jin Seog Gwag, and Jae-Hoon Kim, "Microlens array fabricated using electrohydrodynamic instability and surface properties," Opt. Express 19, 10673-10678 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-11-10673


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