Near-net shaping of single-crystal silicon for optical lens by one-shot pressing at temperature just below silicon melting point and its demonstration of optical properties

Kohei Morishita, Kazuo Nakajima, Takashi Fujii, Masakazu Shiinoki

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Abstract

Silicon is brittle and easily cracks even under a small load. The difficulty in shaping silicon has prevented breakthroughs in the mass production of silicon lenses for terahertz and infrared technology. We developed a novel method of deforming bulk single-crystal silicon into the required shape by one-shot pressing and realized the near-net shaping of silicon into a plano-convex shape with the curvature radius R = 7:5 mm. The crystallographic quality of the obtained lens was improved by primary recrystallization. By packaging it into a practical sensor module, the suitability of the lens for practical application was demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number106501
JournalApplied Physics Express
Volume4
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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