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25 - 30 January 2025
San Francisco, California, US
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
MATERIALS ISSUES AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR MICRO- AND NANO-OPTICS
PROCESSING OF NANOPHOTONIC DEVICES
MICRO- AND NANO-OPTICAL INTEGRATION AND MANUFACTURING
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 author will be awarded a cash prize.

To be eligible for the Best Paper Award, you must:
  • be listed as the speaker 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 listed as the speaker 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 XVIII

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Abstract Due: 17 July 2024
Author Notification: 7 October 2024
Manuscript Due: 8 January 2025
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 and two-step processes for two-dimensional and three-dimensional micro- and nanostructures
  • STED inspired lithography
  • lithography with structured light
  • soft-lithography
  • controlled self-assembly.

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

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
  • replication in polymer, metals and other materials
  • novel and environmental friendly photoresists and processes.

PROCESSING OF NANOPHOTONIC DEVICES
  • 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 and sustainable fabrication techniques for micro- and nano-optics and photonics.

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 author will be awarded a cash prize.

To be eligible for the Best Paper Award, you must:
  • be listed as the speaker 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 listed as the speaker 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
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Conference Chair
Ruprecht-Karls-Univ. Heidelberg (Germany)
Conference Chair
Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Conference Co-Chair
Rheinland-Pfälzische Technische Univ. Kaiserslautern-Landau (Germany)
Program Committee
The City Univ. of New York Advanced Science Research Ctr. (United States)
Program Committee
ThinkMade Engineering & Consulting (Germany)
Program Committee
Swinburne Univ. of Technology (Australia)
Program Committee
Vilnius Univ. (Lithuania)
Program Committee
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy)
Program Committee
Univ. of Colorado Boulder (United States)
Program Committee
Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)
Program Committee
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)
Program Committee
Nanoscribe GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
Program Committee
Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Program Committee
North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
Program Committee
Daryl W. Yee
EPFL (Switzerland)