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Fast, inexpensive, diffraction-limited cylindrical microlenses
Author(s): James J. Snyder; Patrick Reichert
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Paper Abstract

We have developed a technique for fabricating fast, well corrected cylindrical microlenses. With this technique we have made a number of different microlenses with dimensions and focal lengths in the range of a few hundred micrometers , and diffraction limited numerical apertures as high as 0.9. The microlenses are specifically designed for applications where they can increase the radiance or otherwise enhance the optical characteristics of laser diode light. The fabrication method we use is very versatile, and the microlenses produced this way would be very inexpensive in production quantities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1544, Miniature and Micro-Optics: Fabrication and System Applications, (1 November 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.49382
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James J. Snyder, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Patrick Reichert, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1544:
Miniature and Micro-Optics: Fabrication and System Applications
Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri; Wilfrid B. Veldkamp, Editor(s)

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