Electrohydrodynamic jet printing of micro-optical devices

Erick Sutanto, Yafang Tan, M. Serdar Onses, Brian T. Cunningham, Andrew Alleyne

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Abstract

The Electrohydrodynamic-jet (E-jet) printing process combines high resolution printing with a large variety of printing materials, making E-jet suitable for applications ranging from flexible electronics to high resolution biosensors. In this article, we explore a novel E-jet printing application fabricating high-resolution micro-optical devices. Examples given are a microlens array, an optical waveguide multiplexer, and a multi-refractive index diffraction grating. Additionally, this work presents the potential use of a multi nozzle printhead to perform low cost and flexible heterogeneous integration of multiple materials with different optical properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-7
Number of pages4
JournalManufacturing Letters
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors would like to acknowledge the contribution and support of the NSF Nano-CEMMS Center under award number CMI 07-49028 .

Keywords

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Electrohydrodynamic-Jet printing
  • Microfabrication
  • Optics

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