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  • Vol. 4, Iss. 12 — Nov. 10, 2009

Aberration-free lithography setup for fabrication of holographic diffractive optical elements

Peter Macko and Maurice P. Whelan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 19, pp. 3006-3008 (2009)

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A holographic optical lithography setup with extremely small longitudinal spherical aberration is described. The setup is used for the fabrication of holographic diffractive optical elements intended to collect light emitted from a fluorescence spot located on a biochip surface. A key feature of the optical setup is its ability to simulate a point-source-like fluorescence spot. A detailed description of the setup together with its optical properties are provided. The fluorescence light collection efficiency of the holographic diffractive optical elements produced using this setup is demonstrated.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.3620) Geometric optics : Lens system design
(090.2890) Holography : Holographic optical elements
(170.6280) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence

Original Manuscript: June 23, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 28, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 29, 2009
Published: September 29, 2009

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Vol. 4, Iss. 12 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Peter Macko and Maurice P. Whelan, "Aberration-free lithography setup for fabrication of holographic diffractive optical elements," Opt. Lett. 34, 3006-3008 (2009)

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