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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 2 — Jan. 21, 2008
  • pp: 663–670

Inverse design for phase mask lithography

James W. Rinne, Sidhartha Gupta, and Pierre Wiltzius  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 2, pp. 663-670 (2008)

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We have developed a method for designing the diffractive optics used in phase mask lithography. Genetic algorithms were used to inverse-design a grating’s relief profile and associated exposure conditions so that desired periodic structures are formed. An experimentally promising grating designed to produce helices is demonstrated.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(120.4610) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical fabrication
(220.3740) Optical design and fabrication : Lithography
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference
(050.6875) Diffraction and gratings : Three-dimensional fabrication

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: November 1, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 3, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 3, 2008
Published: January 8, 2008

James W. Rinne, Sidhartha Gupta, and Pierre Wiltzius, "Inverse design for phase mask lithography," Opt. Express 16, 663-670 (2008)

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