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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 6 — Mar. 22, 2004
  • pp: 990–1003

Production of quasi-crystal template patterns using a dual beam multiple exposure technique

Robert C. Gauthier and Alexei Ivanov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 6, pp. 990-1003 (2004)

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We present a dual beam multiple exposure technique that can generate complex 2-D quasi-crystal template structures. The optical system is based on the interference of two laser beams producing a family of high intensity planes. Controlled reorientation of a photosensitive sample between exposures results in an exposure dose, when developed, returns a quasi-crystal pattern. Results are shown in which quasi-crystal patterns with 8, 10, and 12-fold rotation symmetry are produced in photoresist. The results of several test runs are shown in which the quasi-crystal patterns developed in photoresist are subsequently etched into silicon. Based on an extended application of the dual beam multiple exposure optical system, a potential technique for producing 3-D quasi-crystal patterns is presented.

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OCIS Codes
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: February 6, 2004
Revised Manuscript: March 5, 2004
Published: March 22, 2004

Robert Gauthier and Alexei Ivanov, "Production of quasi-crystal template patterns using a dual beam multiple exposure technique," Opt. Express 12, 990-1003 (2004)

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