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Two-photon polymerization of hybrid polymers for applications in micro-optics
Author(s): Sönke Steenhusen; Frank Burmeister; Hans-Christoph Eckstein; Ruth Houbertz
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Paper Abstract

Miniaturization and higher integration of opto-electronic components require highly sophisticated optical designs. This creates the demand for freeform technologies like Two-Photon Polymerization (2PP) and new specially adapted materials like hybrid polymers (ORMOCERRs). Recent progress in the fabrication of microoptical structures using 2PP and specially designed hybrid polymers is presented. Among the structures are freeform and aberration-optimized microlenses and multilevel diffractive optical elements. These components are discussed with respect to fabrication process and their resulting optical performance. Furthermore, 2PP-initiated refractive index modification, offering high potential for energy-efficient fabrication of 3D optical interconnects, is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 March 2015
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9353, Laser 3D Manufacturing II, 93530K (16 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2079277
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Sönke Steenhusen, Fraunhofer ISC (Germany)
Frank Burmeister, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Fraunhofer IOF (Germany)
Hans-Christoph Eckstein, Fraunhofer IOF (Germany)
Ruth Houbertz, Multiphoton Optics GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9353:
Laser 3D Manufacturing II
Henry Helvajian; Alberto Piqué; Martin Wegener; Bo Gu, Editor(s)

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