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1 November 1991 Fast, inexpensive, diffraction-limited cylindrical microlenses
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We have developed a technique for fabricating fast, well corrected cylindrical microlenses. With this technique we have made a number of different microlenses with dimensions and focal lengths in the range of a few hundred micrometers , and diffraction limited numerical apertures as high as 0.9. The microlenses are specifically designed for applications where they can increase the radiance or otherwise enhance the optical characteristics of laser diode light. The fabrication method we use is very versatile, and the microlenses produced this way would be very inexpensive in production quantities.
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James J. Snyder and Patrick Reichert "Fast, inexpensive, diffraction-limited cylindrical microlenses", Proc. SPIE 1544, Miniature and Micro-Optics: Fabrication and System Applications, (1 November 1991); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.49382
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