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Direct laser writing of complex photopolymer structures using diffractive optical elements
Author(s): Himanshu Suyal; Andrew J. Waddie; Mohammad R. Taghizadeh; Aongus McCarthy; Andy C. Walker
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we describe the direct laser writing of complex structures in a multifunctional acrylate polymer system using fan-out and grey-scale diffractive optical elements (DOE). The effective writing speed of waveguides was successfully increased using a fan-out DOE element. The DOEs to produce greyscale outputs (such as an intensity ramp) and other complex outputs (such as Heriot-Watt University logo) were used to fabricate greyscale and complex structures in polymer. Quantitative fabrication results of these structures are presented in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 April 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6185, Micro-Optics, VCSELs, and Photonic Interconnects II: Fabrication, Packaging, and Integration, 61851C (21 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.664068
Show Author Affiliations
Himanshu Suyal, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Andrew J. Waddie, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Mohammad R. Taghizadeh, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Aongus McCarthy, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Andy C. Walker, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6185:
Micro-Optics, VCSELs, and Photonic Interconnects II: Fabrication, Packaging, and Integration
Hugo Thienpont; Mohammad R. Taghizadeh; Peter Van Daele; Jürgen Mohr, Editor(s)

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