Jet printing of convex and concave polymer micro-lenses.

Optics express

PubMedID: 26406656

Blattmann M, Ocker M, Zappe H, Seifert A. Jet printing of convex and concave polymer micro-lenses. Opt Express. 2015;23(19):24525-36.
We describe a novel approach for fabricating customized convex as well as concave micro-lenses using substrates with sophisticated pinning architecture and utilizing a drop-on-demand jet printer. The polymeric lens material deposited on the wafer is cured by UV light irradiation yielding lenses with high quality surfaces. Surface shape and roughness of the cured polymer lenses are characterized by white light interferometry. Their optical quality is demonstrated by imaging an USAF1951 test chart. The evaluated modulation transfer function is compared to Zemax simulations as a benchmark for the fabricated lenses.