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Three-dimensional recording inside dielectrics for photonic applications
Author(s): Saulius Juodkazis; Vygantas Mizeikis; Toshiaki Kondo; Kenta Kannari; Kock Khuen Seet; Hiroaki Misawa
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Paper Abstract

Three-dimensional (3D) structuring of polymers by tightly focused femtosecond laser pulses and interference is demonstrated. Photo-structuring by the tightly focused sub-1 ps laser pulses realizes a direct laser writing inside dielectric materials without self-focusing. Photo-polymerization of 3D photonic crystal templates with photonic stop bands in IR-spectral region has been achieved. Holographic photo-polymerization of photonic crystal templates with counter-propagating beams was numerically modeled. Three-dimensional structures with an axial period smaller than the lateral can be recorded using the counter-propagating beam alignment. Photo-polymerization of large-area polymeric structures with a high surface-to-volume ratio is demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 February 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6883, Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics, 68830I (6 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.762977
Show Author Affiliations
Saulius Juodkazis, Hokkaido Univ. (Japan)
Vygantas Mizeikis, Hokkaido Univ. (Japan)
Toshiaki Kondo, Hokkaido Univ. (Japan)
Kenta Kannari, Hokkaido Univ. (Japan)
Kock Khuen Seet, Hokkaido Univ. (Japan)
Hiroaki Misawa, Hokkaido Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6883:
Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics
Thomas J. Suleski; Winston V. Schoenfeld; Jian Jim Wang, Editor(s)

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