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  • Editor: Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 20 — Sep. 29, 2008
  • pp: 15942–15948

Three-dimensional parallel holographic micropatterning using a spatial light modulator

Nathan J. Jenness, Kurt D. Wulff, Matthew S. Johannes, Miles J. Padgett, Daniel G. Cole, and Robert L. Clark  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 20, pp. 15942-15948 (2008)

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We present a micropatterning method for the automatic transfer and arbitrary positioning of computer-generated three-dimensional structures within a substrate. The Gerchberg-Saxton algorithm and an electrically addressed spatial light modulator (SLM) are used to create and display phase holograms, respectively. A holographic approach to light manipulation enables arbitrary and efficient parallel photo-patterning. Multiple pyramidal microstructures were created simultaneously in a photosensitive adhesive. A scanning electron microscope was used to confirm successful replication of the desired microscale structures.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators

ToC Category:
Laser Micromachining

Original Manuscript: June 20, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 19, 2008
Published: September 23, 2008

Nathan J. Jenness, Kurt D. Wulff, Matthew S. Johannes, Miles J. Padgett, Daniel G. Cole, and Robert L. Clark, "Three-dimensional parallel holographic micropatterning using a spatial light modulator," Opt. Express 16, 15942-15948 (2008)

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