We use two-photon absorption polymerization to fabricate optical active microstructures that exhibit optically-induced birefringence and dichroism. Our results open the door to new applications in data storage, waveguides and optical circuitry.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
C. R. Mendonca, T. Baldacchini, P. Tayalia, and E. Mazur, "Reversible Birefringence in Microstructures Fabricated by Two-Photon Polymerization," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CMX2.
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