Photo-induced surface relief on Azo polymer for optical component fabrication

Takashi Fukuda, Chang Dae Keum, Hiro Matsuda, Kiyoshi Yase, Kaoru Tamada

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With respect to the manufacturing of optical elements, facile and effective fabrication method is proposed. It is developed in connection with photo-induced surface relief (PSR) formation phenomenon that occurs on the azobenzene functionalized polymer film. Purely optically inscribed surface relief structures have been used as a plastic mold for manufacturing of its replica. At least a hundred times replication process has been achieved using thermosetting resin without any deterioration. This method has many merits not only from a technical viewpoint but also from a economical efficiency. In this report, first the PSR phenomenon is explained and then several examples for optical component fabrication are demonstrated. photo-induced surface relief (PSR), azobenzene polymer film, optical patterning, polymer mold (template), replication, thermosetting resin, UV curable resin, optical elements, kinoform, laser pattern generator.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-162
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventLithographic and Micromachining Techniques for Optical Component Fabrication II - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 3 2003Aug 4 2003

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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