Polymer microlens arrays fabricated using the hydrophobic effect

Daniel M. Hartmann, Osman Kibar, Sadik C. Esener

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The hydrophilic domains in a hydrophobic background were fabricated by lithographically-patterning an adhesive hydrophobic layer. Organic polymer microlenses were fabricated on the substrates using a dip-coating technique. The performance of arrays of these microlenses was quantitatively analyzed and optimized. At a given dipping angle, increasing monomer viscosity or substrate withdrawal speed, or decreasing the array fill-factor was shown to reduce the f# of formed microlenses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)496-507
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventOptics in Computing 2000 - Quebec City, Can
Duration: Jun 18 2000Jun 23 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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