Using hydrophobic effects and polymer-jet printing technology, we are developing a simple yet reliable method to fabricate microlenses for optical MEMS applications. We have characterized microlenses optically and are demonstrating their functionality in optical MEMS. The specific application that we are working on is Shack-Hartmann sensors. We expect to improve the dynamic range and sensitivity of Shack-Hartmann sensors by 20-40 factor.
Project end date: 07/30/06