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Replication of optical components by hot embossing
Author(s): M. Worgull; M. Schneider; M. Heilig; A. Kolew; H. Dinglreiter; J. Mohr
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Paper Abstract

Replication technology for microstructures is an essential issue for transforming expensive microstructures to cheap polymer replicas. Hot embossing has proven to be a suitable technology to fulfil the requirements of industrial applications and to fill the gap between the laboratory and the consumer market. Compared to injection moulding, hot embossing creates microstructures with lower internal stress and is therefore highly suitable for the replication of stress sensitive components, as required, e. g., for optical applications. This paper gives an overview over the hot embossing process, the technology, and shows the potential for the replication of optical components and systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2010
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 7716, Micro-Optics 2010, 771604 (12 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.859077
Show Author Affiliations
M. Worgull, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
M. Schneider, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
M. Heilig, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
A. Kolew, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
H. Dinglreiter, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
J. Mohr, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7716:
Micro-Optics 2010
Hugo Thienpont; Peter Van Daele; Jürgen Mohr; Hans Zappe, Editor(s)

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