Laser glass deposition of spheres for printing micro lenses
Type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz (reviewed)
Similar to components in electronics industry, optical systems are also increasingly miniaturized. The integration of functions as well as the production of optical freeform surfaces, which are not manufactural with conventional manufacturing processes, are of special interest. One method for additive manufacturing of glass components is the Laser Glass Deposition (LGD) by using a CO2 laser source (10.6 µm).