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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 4 — Feb. 21, 2005
  • pp: 1275–1280

Multiphoton laser direct writing of two-dimensional silver structures

Tommaso Baldacchini, Anne-Cécile Pons, Josefina Pons, Christopher N. LaFratta, John T. Fourkas, Yong Sun, and Michael J. Naughton  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 4, pp. 1275-1280 (2005)

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We report a novel and efficient method for the laser direct writing of two-dimensional silver structures. Multiphoton absorption of a small fraction of the output of a Ti:sapphire oscillator is sufficient to photoreduce silver nitrate in a thin film of polyvinylpyrrolidone that has been spin-coated on a substrate. The polymer can then be washed away, leaving a pattern consisting of highly interconnected silver nanoparticles. We report the characterization of the silver patterns using scanning electron and atomic force microscopies, and demonstrate the application of this technique in the creation of diffraction gratings.

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OCIS Codes
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: November 22, 2004
Revised Manuscript: November 21, 2004
Published: February 21, 2005

Tommaso Baldacchini, Anne-Cécile Pons, Josefina Pons, Christopher LaFratta, John Fourkas, Yong Sun, and Michael Naughton, "Multiphoton laser direct writing of two-dimensional silver structures," Opt. Express 13, 1275-1280 (2005)

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