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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 22 — Oct. 26, 2009
  • pp: 19960–19968

Laser direct writing using submicron-diameter fibers

Feng Tian, Guoguang Yang, Jian Bai, Jianfeng Xu, Changlun Hou, Yiyong Liang, and Kaiwei Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 22, pp. 19960-19968 (2009)

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In this paper, a novel direct writing technique using submicron-diameter fibers is presented. The submicron-diameter fiber probe serves as a tightly confined point source and it adopts micro touch mode in the process of writing. The energy distribution of direct writing model is analyzed by Three-Dimension Finite-Difference Time-Domain method. Experiments demonstrate that submicron-diameter fiber direct writing has some advantages: simple process, 350-nm-resolution (lower than 442-nm-wavelength), large writing area, and controllable width of lines. In addition, by altering writing direction of lines, complex submicron patterns can be fabricated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 3, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 30, 2009
Published: October 19, 2009

Feng Tian, Guoguang Yang, Jian Bai, Jianfeng Xu, Changlun Hou, Yiyong Liang, and Kaiwei Wang, "Laser direct writing using submicron-diameter fibers," Opt. Express 17, 19960-19968 (2009)

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