Technologies for fabrication of optics and photonics at the micro- and nanoscale continue to advance and diversify due to rising demands for miniaturization, cost reduction, functional integration, and increased performance in optical and photonic systems. Examples include three-dimensional microoptics, topological photonics, photonic crystals, photonic metamaterials, plasmonic devices, sub-wavelength optics, microrefractive optics, diffractive optics, optical waveguides, and heterogeneously integrated active and passive micro- and nano-optical devices. These devices are playing increasing roles in a wide range of applications, including sensors, communications, imaging, biomedical, data storage, photovoltaics and other areas.

Both conventional and unconventional micro- and nanofabrication techniques serve as fundamental enablers for wide ranges of passive and active optical components and devices. To this end, this conference provides a forum for exchange of viewpoints and reports on new techniques and advances in fabrication methods for optics and photonics at the micro- and nanoscale. Applications enabled through these novel fabrication processes are also appropriate.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

NON-CONVENTIONAL LITHOGRAPHY AND NOVEL APPROACHES
LITHOGRAPHIC FABRICATION APPROACHES
ULTRAFAST LASER MICROMACHINING
ELECTRON AND ION BEAM FABRICATION OF MICRO- AND NANO-OPTICS
MATERIALS ISSUES AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR MICRO- AND NANO-OPTICS
PROCESSING OF NANOPHOTONIC DEVICES
MICRO- AND NANO-OPTICAL INTEGRATION AND MANUFACTURING
SPECIAL SESSION ON STRUCTURAL COLOR FOR DISPLAY AND COLORATION

Structural color is produced through combinations of reflection, scattering and interference which eliminates color bleaching of pigmentation based absorptive color generation mechanisms. Structural colors, unlike present pigment based colors which use artificially synthesized molecules, are earth friendly as it only uses metals and oxides. Metallic as well as dielectric nanostructures offer the unique ability to control the propagation of light via phase/amplitude modifications on nanostructured surfaces, producing vivid structural color. Structural color holds great promise for next generation displays and coloration.

Topics:
  • transmissive/reflective structural color
  • high contrast color
  • angle independent color generation
  • active and passive tunability
  • bio-inspired color
  • fabrication and manufacturing
  • integrated devices.

JOINT SESSION with OE401 and OE403
Advanced Fabrication using a Digital Micromirror Device or MEMS Array

Active research in the fields of advanced fabrication and MEMS Arrays, such as the digital micromirror device, have shown application and promise for implementing lithography and other forms of high precision printing. The purpose of this joint session is to explore the relationships between MEMS technology and fabrication as they relate to:
JOINT SESSION with OE401 and LASE LA401
3D Printing

The purpose of this joint session is to emphasize the growing field of laser printing/fabrication of micro/nano-sized structures for optics and photonics.

BEST PAPER AWARDS
We are pleased to announce that a sponsored cash prize will be awarded to the best paper and best student paper in this conference. Qualifying papers will be evaluated by the awards committee. Manuscripts will be judged based on scientific merit, impact, and clarity. The winners will be announced during the conference and the presenting authors will be awarded a cash prize.

To be eligible for the Best Paper Award, you must:
  • be listed as an author on an accepted paper within this conference
  • have conducted the majority of the work to be presented
  • submit your manuscript online by the deadline
  • present your paper as scheduled.

To be eligible for the Best Student Paper Award, you must:
  • be a student without a doctoral degree (undergraduate, graduate, or PhD student)
  • submit your abstract online, and select “Yes” when asked if you are a full-time student, and select yourself as the speaker
  • when submitting your abstract, under TOPIC selection, choose “Consider for Best Student Paper Award”
  • be the presenting author on an accepted paper within this conference
  • have conducted the majority of the work to be presented
  • submit your manuscript online by the deadline
  • present your paper as scheduled.

Nominations
All submitted papers will be eligible for the awards if they meet the above criteria.
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Conference OE401

Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics XV

This conference has an open call for papers:
Abstract Due: 11 August 2021
Author Notification: 11 October 2021
Manuscript Due: 29 December 2021
Technologies for fabrication of optics and photonics at the micro- and nanoscale continue to advance and diversify due to rising demands for miniaturization, cost reduction, functional integration, and increased performance in optical and photonic systems. Examples include three-dimensional microoptics, topological photonics, photonic crystals, photonic metamaterials, plasmonic devices, sub-wavelength optics, microrefractive optics, diffractive optics, optical waveguides, and heterogeneously integrated active and passive micro- and nano-optical devices. These devices are playing increasing roles in a wide range of applications, including sensors, communications, imaging, biomedical, data storage, photovoltaics and other areas.

Both conventional and unconventional micro- and nanofabrication techniques serve as fundamental enablers for wide ranges of passive and active optical components and devices. To this end, this conference provides a forum for exchange of viewpoints and reports on new techniques and advances in fabrication methods for optics and photonics at the micro- and nanoscale. Applications enabled through these novel fabrication processes are also appropriate.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

NON-CONVENTIONAL LITHOGRAPHY AND NOVEL APPROACHES
  • two-photon processes for two-dimensional and three-dimensional micro- and nanostructures
  • STED inspired lithography
  • plasmonic lithography
  • lithography with structured light
  • nanoimprint lithography
  • dip-pen lithography
  • soft-lithography.

LITHOGRAPHIC FABRICATION APPROACHES
  • three-dimensional laser lithography, three-dimensional microprinting
  • fabrication methodologies based on binary, grayscale, and interferometric techniques
  • additional techniques, such as additive lithography, and lift-off processes for sub-micron patterning.

ULTRAFAST LASER MICROMACHINING
  • surface and bulk micromachining for micro- and nano-optics
  • fabrication of 2D and 3D waveguides
  • fabrication of novel optical elements.

ELECTRON AND ION BEAM FABRICATION OF MICRO- AND NANO-OPTICS
  • three-dimensional structuring
  • analog and multi-exposure methods
  • unique patterning and beam controls.

MATERIALS ISSUES AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR MICRO- AND NANO-OPTICS
  • light-matter interaction under ultra-short laser pulses
  • two- and multiphoton-absorption processes
  • photochemistry under ultra-short laser exposure
  • three-dimensional micro- and nano-optics and freeform surfaces
  • replication in polymer, metals and other materials
  • novel photoresists.

PROCESSING OF NANOPHOTONIC DEVICES
  • holographic lithography and multi-beam exposure methods
  • nanopatterning for site selective growth
  • texturing and patterning for enhanced light extraction
  • fabrication of plasmonic devices
  • quantum device fabrication for micro and nano-optics.

MICRO- AND NANO-OPTICAL INTEGRATION AND MANUFACTURING
  • passive and/or active integration
  • quality and metrology issues
  • volume fabrication techniques for micro- and nano-optics and photonics.

SPECIAL SESSION ON STRUCTURAL COLOR FOR DISPLAY AND COLORATION

Structural color is produced through combinations of reflection, scattering and interference which eliminates color bleaching of pigmentation based absorptive color generation mechanisms. Structural colors, unlike present pigment based colors which use artificially synthesized molecules, are earth friendly as it only uses metals and oxides. Metallic as well as dielectric nanostructures offer the unique ability to control the propagation of light via phase/amplitude modifications on nanostructured surfaces, producing vivid structural color. Structural color holds great promise for next generation displays and coloration.

Topics:
  • transmissive/reflective structural color
  • high contrast color
  • angle independent color generation
  • active and passive tunability
  • bio-inspired color
  • fabrication and manufacturing
  • integrated devices.

JOINT SESSION with OE401 and OE403
Advanced Fabrication using a Digital Micromirror Device or MEMS Array

Active research in the fields of advanced fabrication and MEMS Arrays, such as the digital micromirror device, have shown application and promise for implementing lithography and other forms of high precision printing. The purpose of this joint session is to explore the relationships between MEMS technology and fabrication as they relate to:
  • 3D printing
  • additive manufacturing
  • lithography
  • structured light.

JOINT SESSION with OE401 and LASE LA401
3D Printing

The purpose of this joint session is to emphasize the growing field of laser printing/fabrication of micro/nano-sized structures for optics and photonics.

BEST PAPER AWARDS
We are pleased to announce that a sponsored cash prize will be awarded to the best paper and best student paper in this conference. Qualifying papers will be evaluated by the awards committee. Manuscripts will be judged based on scientific merit, impact, and clarity. The winners will be announced during the conference and the presenting authors will be awarded a cash prize.

To be eligible for the Best Paper Award, you must:
  • be listed as an author on an accepted paper within this conference
  • have conducted the majority of the work to be presented
  • submit your manuscript online by the deadline
  • present your paper as scheduled.

To be eligible for the Best Student Paper Award, you must:
  • be a student without a doctoral degree (undergraduate, graduate, or PhD student)
  • submit your abstract online, and select “Yes” when asked if you are a full-time student, and select yourself as the speaker
  • when submitting your abstract, under TOPIC selection, choose “Consider for Best Student Paper Award”
  • be the presenting author on an accepted paper within this conference
  • have conducted the majority of the work to be presented
  • submit your manuscript online by the deadline
  • present your paper as scheduled.

Nominations
All submitted papers will be eligible for the awards if they meet the above criteria.
Conference Chair
Technische Univ. Kaiserslautern (Germany)
Conference Chair
Eva Blasco
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Germany)
Conference Chair
Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Program Committee
Andrea Alù
The City Univ. of New York Advanced Science Research Ctr. (United States)
Program Committee
Westfälische Wilhelms-Univ. Münster (Germany)
Program Committee
Lingjie Jay Guo
Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Program Committee
Multiphoton Optics GmbH (Germany)
Program Committee
Swinburne Univ. of Technology (Australia)
Program Committee
Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Program Committee
Vilnius Univ. (Lithuania)
Program Committee
Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
Program Committee
Institute of Materials Science of Seville (Spain)
Program Committee
Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Program Committee
Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)
Program Committee
Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Program Committee
The Univ. of Texas at El Paso (United States)
Program Committee
CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Program Committee
The Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States)
Program Committee
Nanoscribe GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
Program Committee
Sandra Wolff
Technische Univ. Kaiserslautern (Germany)
Additional Information
SPIE 3D Printing, Fabrication, and Manufacturing Award

SPIE 3D Printing, Fabrication, and Manufacturing highlights papers from BiOS, LASE, and OPTO that showcase innovative ways to apply this multidimensional / multidisciplinary technology. One winner will be selected from each symposium. This award will be presented at the LASE Plenary Session at SPIE Photonics West.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • During the abstract submission process, add related track "3D" when prompted.
  • Be the presenter of an accepted paper at Photonics West
  • Apply for the award by 17 November 2021 11:59 PM PDT

APPLY ONLINE: https://spie.smapply.io/prog/3DPrintingAward2022
  • Opens 15 October 2021 12:00 AM PDT
  • Closes 17 November 2021 11:59 PM PDT
  • Provide an 800 to 2000-word summary explaining how your research is connected with 3D printing, manufacturing, or fabrication.
  • Provide your SPIE Paper Number, paper title, and abstract.


AWARD WINNERS:
The award winners will be contacted prior to the conference to confirm their availability to accept the award at the LASE Plenary Session.