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Towards future systems with nano-optics contributions
Author(s): Bozena Kaminska; Mohamadreza Najiminaini; Yindar Chuo; Clint Landrock; Badr Omrane; Jeffrey J. L. Carson
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Paper Abstract

The long anticipated deployment of nano-optics that can enable next generation computing has encountered several practical impediments that have delayed widespread adoption in commercial processes. However, the global market in nano-enabled products is expected to grow to over $80B USD within the next 3 years. In response, the research community is creating solutions to overcome challenging issues such as reliability and cost-effective fabrication. New approaches in sensing, continuous uptime powering, and post silicon manufacturing will maximize overall performance and allow unprecedented commercial applications. This paper reviews present limitations of nano-optics and then considers the new generation of devices and their manufacturing that may turn promises into reality. We highlight several recent innovations: high sensitivity/selectivity nano-optical sensing devices; sustainable power from polymer energy harvesting and storage; optical variable devices for visual authentication of secure documents; and nano-template masters for high-volume manufacturing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2013
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 8616, MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XII, 861602 (13 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2013138
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Bozena Kaminska, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)
NanoTech Security Corp. (Canada)
Mohamadreza Najiminaini, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)
Lawson Health Research Institute (Canada)
The Univ. of Western Ontario (Canada)
Yindar Chuo, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)
NanoTech Security Corp. (Canada)
Clint Landrock, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)
NanoTech Security Corp. (Canada)
Badr Omrane, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)
NanoTech Security Corp. (Canada)
Jeffrey J. L. Carson, Lawson Health Research Institute (Canada)
The Univ. of Western Ontario (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8616:
MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XII
Wibool Piyawattanametha; Yong-Hwa Park, Editor(s)

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