Polymer microlens arrays fabricated using the hydrophobic effect

Daniel M. Hartmann, Osman Kibar, Sadik Esener

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The hydrophilic domains in a hydrophobic background were fabricated by lithographically-patterning an adhesive hydrophobic layer. Organic polymer microlenses were fabricated on the substrates using a dip-coating technique. The performance of arrays of these microlenses was quantitatively analyzed and optimized. At a given dipping angle, increasing monomer viscosity or substrate withdrawal speed, or decreasing the array fill-factor was shown to reduce the f# of formed microlenses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)496-507
Number of pages12
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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