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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 21 — Oct. 18, 2004
  • pp: 5221–5228

Fabrication of woodpile structures by two-photon polymerization and investigation of their optical properties

Jesper Serbin, Aleksandr Ovsianikov, and Boris Chichkov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 21, pp. 5221-5228 (2004)

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Two-photon polymerization (2PP) is a powerful technique for the fabrication of 3D micro- and submicro-structures. By applying laser powers that are only slightly above the polymerization threshold, 3D structuring of photosensitive materials with a resolution down to 100 nm can be realized. Here we report on woodpile photonic crystal structures fabricated in organic-inorganic hybrid polymers (Ormocers) and investigation of their optical properties. The fabricated crystals possess a photonic band gap in the near infrared spectral region. The polymeric woodpile structures can be used as templates for the fabrication of highly refractive TiO2 replicas. First results in this direction are presented.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication

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Original Manuscript: June 30, 2004
Revised Manuscript: October 8, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: October 8, 2004
Published: October 18, 2004

Jesper Serbin, Aleksandr Ovsianikov, and Boris Chichkov, "Fabrication of woodpile structures by two-photon polymerization and investigation of their optical properties," Opt. Express 12, 5221-5228 (2004)

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