Flat polymeric microlens array

Hongwen Ren, Yi-Hsin Lin, Shin Tson Wu*

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Abstract

A polymer-based flat microlens array is demonstrated. Within each pixel of the array, the polymer presents a circular central-symmetric inhomogeneous orientation. Pixel with such a structure behaves a lens-like character. A suitable amount of liquid crystal mixed in the polymer host can improve not only the lens flexibility but also the lens performance. Moreover, the polymer-based microlens array has the advantages of real planar surface, ultra-thin thickness, and can be designed with any aperture size.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)296-299
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Communications
Volume261
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 May 2006

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