Gallium and polydimethylsiloxane molding for self-organized spherical lens surface fabrication

Keisuke Nakakubo, Hiroaki Nomada, Hiroaki Yoshioka, Kinichi Morita, Yuji Oki

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We present a new fabrication method for optical surfaces using liquid metal molding. Common optical surfaces are fabricated by the polishing of glasses or plastics. By contrast, the fabrication method we propose involves the transfer of a spherical surface of liquid molded metal with silicone rubber. The concept presented in this paper is of a new molding method in which a mold is placed inside. The curvature can be controlled from ∼0.37 mm−1 to −0.37 mm−1 by wetting the liquid metal. An application of this method is to produce on-demand optical elements (e.g., lenses and mirrors).

本文言語英語
ページ(範囲)9900-9906
ページ数7
ジャーナルApplied Optics
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DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 12 20 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 原子分子物理学および光学
  • 工学(その他)
  • 電子工学および電気工学

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