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Fabrication and modeling of the gray-scale mask-based aspheric refraction microlens array
Author(s): Gou-Jen Wang; Shuh-Yi Wang; Chi-Hsian Chin
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Paper Abstract

In this research, the manufacturing processes of non- spherical refraction microles array by gray-scale mask is investigated. Compared to the conventional multi-lithography fabricating method, the gray-scale mask approach requires only a single lithography action to fabricate a non- spherical refraction microlens array. In the firs part of this research, we emphasize the gray-scale mask based microlens array fabrication processes through the UV-LIGA approach. Furthermore, a two-stage process-modeling scheme is proposed to reduce the time-consuming trial-and-error parameters tuning labor works. At the first stage, a multi- layer feedforward neural-network is employed to model the relationships between the diameter and height of the microlens are obtained, the surface profile of this microlens can be predicted by an empirical equation. The empirical equation is derived through the regressing analysis method with data points sampled from the real microlens surface profile. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed two-stage scheme can precisely predict the surface profile of the gray-scale mask based microlens.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 April 2002
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4755, Design, Test, Integration, and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS 2002, (19 April 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.462882
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Gou-Jen Wang, National Chung-Hsing Univ. (Taiwan)
Shuh-Yi Wang, Cheng-Shiu Institute of Technology (Taiwan)
Chi-Hsian Chin, National Chung-Hsing Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4755:
Design, Test, Integration, and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS 2002
Bernard Courtois; Jean Michel Karam; Karen W. Markus; Bernd Michel; Tamal Mukherjee; James A. Walker, Editor(s)

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