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Planar microlens arrays using stumping replication method
Author(s): Shigeru Aoyama; Tsukasa Yamashita
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Paper Abstract

A planar micro lens array, in which a surface-relief micro lens array is built into the glass substrate using a stamping replication method, has been developed for parallel optical components. The planar micro lens array has completely flat surfaces on both sides, and therefore other parallel optical devices can be monolithically composed in tandem. Furthermore, a high thermal reliability for axial alignment is made possible by the adoption of the same material of the substrate as that of the others. In this paper, we review the fabrication method of this planar microlens array using a stamping replication method and discuss the advantages of its use with liquid crystal displays.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3010, Diffractive and Holographic Device Technologies and Applications IV, (15 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274410
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Shigeru Aoyama, Omron Corp. (Japan)
Tsukasa Yamashita, Omron Corp. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3010:
Diffractive and Holographic Device Technologies and Applications IV
Ivan Cindrich; Sing H. Lee, Editor(s)

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