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Title: 3D printed gradient index glass optics

Abstract

We demonstrate an additive manufacturing approach to produce gradient refractive index glass optics. Using direct ink writing with an active inline micromixer, we three-dimensionally print multimaterial green bodies with compositional gradients, consisting primarily of silica nanoparticles and varying concentrations of titania as the index-modifying dopant. The green bodies are then consolidated into glass and polished, resulting in optics with tailored spatial profiles of the refractive index. We show that this approach can be used to achieve a variety of conventional and unconventional optical functions in a flat glass component with no surface curvature.

Authors:
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  1. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, USA.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1720177
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1736334
Report Number(s):
LLNL-JRNL-802992
Journal ID: ISSN 2375-2548; eabc7429
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Science Advances
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Science Advances Journal Volume: 6 Journal Issue: 47; Journal ID: ISSN 2375-2548
Publisher:
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Dylla-Spears, Rebecca, Yee, Timothy D., Sasan, Koroush, Nguyen, Du T., Dudukovic, Nikola A., Ortega, Jason M., Johnson, Michael A., Herrera, Oscar D., Ryerson, Frederick J., and Wong, Lana L.. 3D printed gradient index glass optics. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abc7429.
Dylla-Spears, Rebecca, Yee, Timothy D., Sasan, Koroush, Nguyen, Du T., Dudukovic, Nikola A., Ortega, Jason M., Johnson, Michael A., Herrera, Oscar D., Ryerson, Frederick J., & Wong, Lana L.. 3D printed gradient index glass optics. United States. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abc7429
Dylla-Spears, Rebecca, Yee, Timothy D., Sasan, Koroush, Nguyen, Du T., Dudukovic, Nikola A., Ortega, Jason M., Johnson, Michael A., Herrera, Oscar D., Ryerson, Frederick J., and Wong, Lana L.. Fri . "3D printed gradient index glass optics". United States. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abc7429.
@article{osti_1720177,
title = {3D printed gradient index glass optics},
author = {Dylla-Spears, Rebecca and Yee, Timothy D. and Sasan, Koroush and Nguyen, Du T. and Dudukovic, Nikola A. and Ortega, Jason M. and Johnson, Michael A. and Herrera, Oscar D. and Ryerson, Frederick J. and Wong, Lana L.},
abstractNote = {We demonstrate an additive manufacturing approach to produce gradient refractive index glass optics. Using direct ink writing with an active inline micromixer, we three-dimensionally print multimaterial green bodies with compositional gradients, consisting primarily of silica nanoparticles and varying concentrations of titania as the index-modifying dopant. The green bodies are then consolidated into glass and polished, resulting in optics with tailored spatial profiles of the refractive index. We show that this approach can be used to achieve a variety of conventional and unconventional optical functions in a flat glass component with no surface curvature.},
doi = {10.1126/sciadv.abc7429},
journal = {Science Advances},
number = 47,
volume = 6,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {11}
}

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