Fabrication of biconvex spherical and aspherical lenses using 3D printing

Daniel Aguirre-Aguirre, Dulce Gonzalez-Utrera, Brenda Villalobos-Mendoza, Rufino Díaz-Uribe

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Abstract

In this work, we present the methods of fabrication and characterization of biconvex spherical and aspherical lenses with 25 and 50 mm diameters that have been created via additive technology using a Formlabs Form 3 stereolithography 3D printer. After the prototypes are postprocessed, fabrication errors ≤2.47% for the radius of curvature, the optical power, and the focal length are obtained. We show eye fundus images captured with an indirect ophthalmoscope using the printed biconvex aspherical prototypes, proving the functionality of both the fabricated lenses and the proposed method, which is fast and low-cost.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)C14-C20
JournalApplied Optics
Volume62
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2023

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Acknowledgment. The authors of this paper are indebted to Mariana Cervantes Macías and Daniel Paniagua Herrera for their help in obtaining the eye fundus images. Dulce Gonzalez-Utrera acknowledges the grant from the CONACyT Estancias Posdoctorales por México at ICAT, UNAM, working under the supervision of Daniel Aguirre-Aguirre.

Funding Information:
Dirección General de Asuntos del Personal Académico, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (IT100321); Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología. The authors of this paper are indebted to Mariana Cervantes Macías and Daniel Paniagua Herrera for their help in obtaining the eye fundus images. Dulce Gonzalez-Utrera acknowledges the grant from the CONACyT Estancias Posdoctorales por México at ICAT, UNAM, working under the supervision of Daniel Aguirre-Aguirre.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023 Optica Publishing Group.

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