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Laser ablation patterning of layered systems: a method to fabricate dielectric masks and diffractive phase elements
Author(s): Juergen Ihlemann; Dirk Schaefer
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Paper Abstract

Excimer laser ablation is a versatile method to generate three dimensional microstructured devices for mechanics, fluidics and optics. Especially, if in one dimension the structure is predefined by a layer design, and the other two dimensions are defined in the layer ablation process by mask projection, very precise structure definition in three dimensions and ablated surfaces with optical quality can be achieved. Patterning optical layers or layer stacks, a variety of applications is possible. As examples the fabrication of dielectric masks and diffractive optical elements and the performance of these elements in shaping excimer laser beams are demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 January 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4984, Micromachining Technology for Micro-Optics and Nano-Optics, (17 January 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.472928
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Juergen Ihlemann, Laser Lab. Goettingen e.V. (Germany)
Dirk Schaefer, Laser Lab. Goettingen e.V. (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4984:
Micromachining Technology for Micro-Optics and Nano-Optics
Eric G. Johnson, Editor(s)

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