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Observations on the onset of spherical aberration in microjetted microlenses
Author(s): Brian T. Teipen; Duncan L. MacFarlane
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Paper Abstract

We have characterized the performance of high quality micro- jetted microlenses with diameters ranging between 109 microns and 400 microns, with focal lengths ranging between 135 microns and 540 microns. We have found that single drop 109-micron diameter microlenses perform close to their diffraction limit. However, the larger lenses, made with multiple droplets show rapid increase in spherical aberration as the diameter of a lens increases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3778, Gradient Index, Miniature, and Diffractive Optical Systems, (17 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363758
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Brian T. Teipen, Univ. of Texas at Dallas (United States)
Duncan L. MacFarlane, Univ. of Texas at Dallas (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3778:
Gradient Index, Miniature, and Diffractive Optical Systems
Alan D. Kathman, Editor(s)

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