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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1995
  • pp: 2153–2155

Single-step laser fabrication of refractive microlenses in semiconductor-doped glasses

G. Beadie and N. M. Lawandy  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 21, pp. 2153-2155 (1995)

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Exposure of semiconductor-doped glasses to above-band-gap focused cw laser radiation results in the controllable formation of microlenses. A laser-driven thermal runaway is proposed to explain the low powers required for the process. A linear array of eight identically prepared microlenses is characterized and shown to exhibit diffraction-limited performance.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 28, 1995
Published: November 1, 1995

G. Beadie and N. M. Lawandy, "Single-step laser fabrication of refractive microlenses in semiconductor-doped glasses," Opt. Lett. 20, 2153-2155 (1995)

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