Fabrication and characterization of 3D aspheric microlenses with arbitrary surface profiles based on a novel excimer laser contour scanning method

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Abstract

This paper presents a new method for fabricating 3D microstructures with an excimer laser micromachining system. A novel mask contour scanning method is developed for obtaining precise 3D microstructures with pre-described continuous surface profile. Five different microlenses with spherical and parabolic surfaces profiles with dimension less than 500 μm are fabricated on polycarbonate (PC) samples. The surface profiles are measured and compared with their theoretical counterparts. Excellent agreements both in profile shapes and dimensions are achieved. The surface roughness (Ra) of the machined surfaces is also measured and is less than 10 nm. The machining profile accuracy and surface smoothness of this proposed micromachining method show great potentials in fabricating micro-optic components such as aspheric microlenses or microlens arrays.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTRANSDUCERS '05 - 13th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors and Actuators and Microsystems - Digest of Technical Papers
Pages1375-1379
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Nov 10
Event13th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors and Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS '05 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2005 Jun 52005 Jun 9

Publication series

NameDigest of Technical Papers - International Conference on Solid State Sensors and Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS '05
Volume2

Other

Other13th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors and Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS '05
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period05-06-0505-06-09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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