Review on Fabrication Technologies for Optical Mold Inserts
AbstractPolymer optics have gained increasing importance in recent years. With advancing requirements for the optical components, the fabrication process remains a challenge. In particular, the fabrication of the mold inserts for the replication process is crucial for obtaining high-quality optical components. This review focuses on fabrication technologies for optical mold inserts. Thereby, two main types of technologies can be distinguished: fabrication methods to create mold inserts with optical surface quality and methods to create optical microstructures. Since optical mold inserts usually require outstanding form accuracies and surface qualities, a focus is placed on these factors. This review aims to give an overview of available methods as well as support the selection process when a fabrication technology is needed for a defined application. Furthermore, references are given to detailed descriptions of each technology if a deeper understanding of the processes is required. View Full-Text
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Roeder, M.; Guenther, T.; Zimmermann, A. Review on Fabrication Technologies for Optical Mold Inserts. Micromachines 2019, 10, 233.
Roeder M, Guenther T, Zimmermann A. Review on Fabrication Technologies for Optical Mold Inserts. Micromachines. 2019; 10(4):233.Chicago/Turabian Style
Roeder, Marcel; Guenther, Thomas; Zimmermann, André. 2019. "Review on Fabrication Technologies for Optical Mold Inserts." Micromachines 10, no. 4: 233.
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