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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2011
  • pp: 4083–4085

Fabrication of concave microlens arrays using controllable dielectrophoretic force in template holes

Xiangming Li, Yucheng Ding, Jinyou Shao, Hongzhong Liu, and Hongmiao Tian  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 20, pp. 4083-4085 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.004083


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Abstract

This Letter presents a method for fabricating concave microlens arrays of UV-curable polymer by using the dielectrophoresis (DEP) force. The DEP force, generated by a voltage between the patterned conductive template and substrate, acting on the polymer–air interface, can drive the dielectric liquid polymer into the template holes and change the shape of the polymer–air interface. The upper polymer surface of fabricated microlens is super smooth, which can reduce optical noise. The upper surface geometry is measured approximately as parabolic in general, which can lead to a negligible spherical aberration, compared to spherical surfaces.

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OCIS Codes
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication
(240.5770) Optics at surfaces : Roughness
(240.6700) Optics at surfaces : Surfaces

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: July 11, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 13, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 20, 2011
Published: October 13, 2011

Citation
Xiangming Li, Yucheng Ding, Jinyou Shao, Hongzhong Liu, and Hongmiao Tian, "Fabrication of concave microlens arrays using controllable dielectrophoretic force in template holes," Opt. Lett. 36, 4083-4085 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-20-4083

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