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Three-dimensional waveguide arrays via projection lithography into a moving photopolymer
Author(s): Eric D Moore; Amy C. Sullivan; Robert R. McLeod
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate a projection lithography method that induces optical index changes in a flexible polymer cable that is continuously translated through the image plane. We demonstrate that a static spot pattern generates a grid of waveguides along the cable length via a continuous extrusion process. Rotations or scaling of the optical spot array can fabricate image inverters or magnifying face plates in a single process step. The resulting polymer devices have applications in optical backplanes, endoscopes for medical applications and lightweight imaging systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 August 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7053, Organic 3D Photonics Materials and Devices II, 705309 (26 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.796970
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Eric D Moore, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder (United States)
Amy C. Sullivan, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder (United States)
Robert R. McLeod, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7053:
Organic 3D Photonics Materials and Devices II
Susanna Orlic, Editor(s)

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