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In this work, we present the results of using a commercially available SLA printer for the fabrication of a range of designs of optical components. The optical properties are compared to off-the-shelf optics, including a detailed analysis of optical transmission, part uniformity and surface quality. A post-processing refinement step is introduced whose results are benchmarked against off-the-shelf polished glass lenses to exemplify sub-hundred nanometre surface roughness uniformity with minimal surface defects, and transmission properties as high as 85% at 638 nm for a 1 mm thick optical block without anti-reflection coatings.
|Journal||Proceedings of SPIE|
|Early online date||22 Jan 2022|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2022|
|Event||SPIE Photonics West 2022 - San Francisco, United States|
Duration: 22 Jan 2022 → 27 Jan 2022
- 3D printing
- 3D printed optics
- optical components
- stereolithography (SLA)
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Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Christopher, Jay
Bauer, R., Murray, P. & Christopher, J.
EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
1/10/20 → 1/04/24
Project: Research Studentship - Internally Allocated
Miniaturised 3D-printed biomedical imaging system using optical MEMS - RAE Fellowships (GCRF)
Royal Academy of Engineering RAE
1/10/16 → 30/09/21
Project: Research Fellowship
Data for: "3D-printing optical components for microscopy using a desktop 3D-printer"
Bauer, R. (Supervisor), Christopher, J. (Creator), Tinning, P. W. (Contributor) & Uttamchandani, D. (Supervisor), University of Strathclyde, 6 Jun 2023
- 1 Oral presentation
Attendance and talks at Photonics West 2022
Ralf Bauer (Speaker)22 Jan 2022 → 27 Jan 2022
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation