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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1995
  • pp: 958–960

Optical fabrication of microlenses in chalcogenide glasses

H. Hisakuni and K. Tanaka  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 9, pp. 958-960 (1995)

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Convex microlenses with diameters of 10–100 μm and focal lengths longer than ~5 μm have been produced in chalcogenide glasses with light illumination only. In As2S3 glass the lens can be formed with exposure of focused light from a 10-mW He–Ne laser for 100 s. The fabrication process is athermal, and the lens can be erased by annealing.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 7, 1994
Published: May 1, 1995

H. Hisakuni and K. Tanaka, "Optical fabrication of microlenses in chalcogenide glasses," Opt. Lett. 20, 958-960 (1995)

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