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Laser printed plasmonic color metasurfaces (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Anders Kristensen; Xiaolong Zhu; Emil Højlund-Nielsen; Christoph Vannahme; N. Asger Mortensen
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes color printing on nanoimprinted plasmonic metasurfaces by laser post-writing, for flexible decoration of high volume manufactured plastic products. Laser pulses induce transient local heat generation that leads to melting and reshaping of the imprinted nanostructures. Different surface morphologies that support different plasmonic resonances, and thereby different color appearances, are created by control of the laser pulse energy density. All primary colors can be printed, with a speed of 1 ns per pixel, resolution up to 127,000 dots per inch (DPI) and power consumption down to 0.3 nJ per pixel.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 2016
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 9918, Metamaterials, Metadevices, and Metasystems 2016, 991809 (9 November 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2238488
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Anders Kristensen, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Xiaolong Zhu, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Emil Højlund-Nielsen, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Christoph Vannahme, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
N. Asger Mortensen, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9918:
Metamaterials, Metadevices, and Metasystems 2016
Nader Engheta; Mikhail A. Noginov; Nikolay I. Zheludev, Editor(s)

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