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Fabrication of optical elements using a rapid UV-curable and low-viscosity polymer material
Author(s): Man Zhang; Zhiwei Li; Xiaochun Dong; Lifang Shi; Qiling Deng; Chunlei Du
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Paper Abstract

Polymer optical elements have widely been investigated because of their low cost and simple fabrication. Currently, UV-curable epoxy resins have been become general polymer materials for optical elements. However, they are still limited by their intrinsic properties, such as a relatively low rate of polymerization and high formulation viscosity. This paper proposed and demonstrated a rapid UV-curable process for polymer optical elements fabrication based on a UV-curable and low-viscosity thiol-ene composition. Several optical elements, including one-dimensional gratings with a 10-um period, Dammann Gratings and microlens arrays (100μm lens diameter), were fabricated by the UV-curable thiol-ene composition and their optical properties were examined in detail.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 January 2013
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8759, Eighth International Symposium on Precision Engineering Measurement and Instrumentation, 875926 (31 January 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2014583
Show Author Affiliations
Man Zhang, The Institute of Optics and Electronics (China)
Zhiwei Li, The Institute of Optics and Electronics (China)
Xiaochun Dong, The Institute of Optics and Electronics (China)
Lifang Shi, The Institute of Optics and Electronics (China)
Qiling Deng, The Institute of Optics and Electronics (China)
Chunlei Du, Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8759:
Eighth International Symposium on Precision Engineering Measurement and Instrumentation
Jie Lin, Editor(s)

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