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Replication of micro-optical profiles in ORMOCER and other polymers
Author(s): Ines Anke; Ernst-Bernhard Kley; Heike Huebner; Bernd Schnabel; Ruediger Poehlmann
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Paper Abstract

The mass production of micro-optical surface reliefs by replication is a fast developing technology. Surface structures are transferred from a master into polymers with high accuracy. In most cases the master is a nickel-shim fabricated by an electroplating process. This metal master can be utilized for the usual replication technologies like embossing, casting and injection moulding. An alternative method for manufacturing micro-optical surface profiles is embossing without metal master but using resist profiles or etched structures as a master. This replication technology may be advantageous if the fabrication of a metal master is too costly, e.g. if only a few replicated copies are needed. The structures and profiles which are presented in this article are replicated in UV-curable and chemical curable polymers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 August 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2783, Micro-Optical Technologies for Measurement, Sensors, and Microsystems, (26 August 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.248505
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Ines Anke, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Ernst-Bernhard Kley, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Heike Huebner, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Bernd Schnabel, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Ruediger Poehlmann, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2783:
Micro-Optical Technologies for Measurement, Sensors, and Microsystems
Olivier M. Parriaux, Editor(s)

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