Fast and Scalable Fabrication of Microscopic Optical Surfaces and Its Application for Optical Interconnect Devices

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Yuzuru Takashima
Associate Professor, Optical Sciences
Christopher Summitt
Graduate Student, Optical Science
Sunglin Wang
Graduate Student, Optical Science
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Amy Phillips
Sr. Licensing Manager (520) 621-9579

Title:  Fast and Scalable Fabrication of Microscopic 3D Optical Surfaces

and Interconnect Devices

 

Invention:  Researchers at the University of Arizona have developed and demonstrated a new technique for fabricating 1-micron scale optics and optical interconnects at a fairly high rate of speed and compatible with semi-conductor fabrication (CMOS) processes.  The process is relatively inexpensive, utilizing off-the-shelf components arranged in a novel way, addressing the need for competitively priced small scale 1:1 ratio optics and interconnects.

 

Advantages:

*  can produce 1-um scale optics with a 1:1 shape ratio

*  fast production

*  compatible with semi-conductor fab processes

*  uses off-the-shelf components

 

Applications:

*  Small medical imaging tools for endoscopy, laparoscopy, and robotic surgery

*  Consumer electronics

*  Semiconductor components

*  Optical interconnects

 

Contact:

Amy Phillips:  amyp@tla.arizona.edu

Refer to case number UA18-004