Abstract

We report on the fabrication of a one-dimensional micro-retroreflector array with a pitch of 100 μm. The array was fabricated by x-ray lithography and the lithographie, galvanik und abformung (LIGA) process in a 1 mm thick poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) layer and subsequently covered with Au. The area of the array is 1mm×10mm. The high precision of the LIGA-based fabrication process allows one to use the element in spectrometers. Here, it is suggested to apply it to the implementation of a transversal filter for femtosecond pulses. We present a theoretical description of the performance of the retroreflector array as a filtering device and show experimental results.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

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