Replication of micro-optical components by UV-molding process

Seok Min Kim, Dongmook Kim, Shinill Kang, Suhoo Ahn

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An experimental method is presented to maximize the replication quality of UV-molded micro-optical components. It is important to maximize the replication quality, because one can obtain the replicated micro-optical components with desired properties by accurate control of the shape. In the present study, a simple technique to avoid micro-air bubbles was first suggested. The effects of the UV-curing dose and the compression pressure on the replication quality of UV-molded structure were examined experimentally. Finally, as a practical application of the process design method, microlens arrays with diameters between 8μm and 230μm were fabricated by the present method, and the replication quality and the optical properties of the replicated micro-lens were measured and analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-69
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventMicromachining Technology for Micro-optics and Nano-optics - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 2003 Jan 282003 Jan 29

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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