The Effects of Profile Errors of Microlens Surfaces on Laser Beam Homogenization
AbstractMicrolens arrays (MLAs) are key optical components in laser beam homogenization. However, due to imperfect surface profiles resulting from microfabrication, the functionalities of MLAs in beam modulation could be compromised to some extent. In order to address this issue, the effects of surface profile mismatches between ideal and fabricated MLAs on beam homogenization were analyzed. Four types of surface profile errors of MLAs were modeled theoretically and numerical simulations were conducted to quantitatively estimate the effects of these profile errors on beam homogenization. In addition, experiments were conducted to validate the simulation results, revealing that profile errors leading to optical deviations located on the apex of microlenses affected beam homogenization less than deviations located further away from it. This study can provide references for the further applications of MLAs in beam homogenization. View Full-Text
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Cao, A.; Pang, H.; Wang, J.; Zhang, M.; Chen, J.; Shi, L.; Deng, Q.; Hu, S. The Effects of Profile Errors of Microlens Surfaces on Laser Beam Homogenization. Micromachines 2017, 8, 50.
Cao A, Pang H, Wang J, Zhang M, Chen J, Shi L, Deng Q, Hu S. The Effects of Profile Errors of Microlens Surfaces on Laser Beam Homogenization. Micromachines. 2017; 8(2):50.Chicago/Turabian Style
Cao, Axiu; Pang, Hui; Wang, Jiazhou; Zhang, Man; Chen, Jian; Shi, Lifang; Deng, Qiling; Hu, Song. 2017. "The Effects of Profile Errors of Microlens Surfaces on Laser Beam Homogenization." Micromachines 8, no. 2: 50.
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