High-Definition Optical Components with Embedded Sensing/Modulating Capabilities

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Chandraika (John) Sugrim
Aravinda Kar, Ph.D.
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Key Points

  • Additive manufacturing (AM) methods and structures for new optical components with embedded functionality
  • Provides the ability to build anti-reflection properties on a lens while growing it from the deposition process
  • Can be used to create thermally controlled optics and dynamic index changing optics

Abstract

The University of Central Florida invention comprises methods and structures for new optical components that may embed the following: (1) anti‐reflection (AR) materials during an additive manufacturing process, (2) monitoring elements for thermal control, or (3) optical components to enhance functionality and performance.