The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
2 - 7 February 2019
Conference OE201
Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics XII
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Abstract Due:
25 July 2018

Author Notification:
1 October 2018

Manuscript Due Date:
9 January 2019

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Technologies for fabrication of optics and photonics at the micro- and nano-scale 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, 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 nano-fabrication 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 nano-scale. 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
  • DNA based plasmonic self-assembly
  • two-photon processes for two-dimensional and three-dimensional micro- and nanostructures
  • STED inspired lithography
  • plasmonic lithography
  • lithography with structured light
  • nano-imprint lithography
  • dip-pen lithography
  • soft-lithography
Lithographic Fabrication Approaches
  • three-dimensional laser lithography, three-dimensional micro-printing
  • 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.
Deposition and Growth Technologies
  • self-assembly and nucleation site control (2D and 3D)
  • lithographically defined selective growth
  • pre-patterned and strain engineered templates.
Materials Issues and Technologies for Polymeric Micro- and Nano-optics
  • three-dimensional micro- and nanooptics and freeform surfaces
  • replication in polymer and other materials
  • novel photoresists.
Processing of Nanophotonic Devices
  • holographic lithography and multi-beam exposure methods
  • nano-patterning for site selective growth
  • texturing and patterning for enhanced light extraction
  • fabrication of plasmonic devices
  • quantum device fabrication for micro and nano-devices.
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.

JOINT SESSION with OE201 and OE203
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.

3D Printing

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

We are pleased to announce that a cash prize, sponsored by Nanoscribe GmbH, 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 9 January 2019
  • 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
  • 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 9 January 2019
  • present your paper as scheduled.
All submitted papers will be eligible for the awards if they meet the above criteria.
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