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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 4 — Feb. 16, 2009
  • pp: 2500–2507

Nanostructuring of organic-inorganic hybrid materials for distributed feedback laser resonators by two-photon polymerization

Thomas Woggon, Thomas Kleiner, Martin Punke, and Uli Lemmer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 4, pp. 2500-2507 (2009)

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With two-photon absorption induced polymerization arbitrary three dimensional nano- and microstructures can be patterned directly into photoresists. We report on the fabrication of a low threshold organic semiconductor distributed feedback laser using the technique of two-photon absorption induced polymerization. A surface grating with 400 nm periodicity and 40 nm height modulation was fabricated by two-photon absorption induced polymerization in the organic-inorganic hybrid material ORMOCER®. With structuring several stacked layers acting as a planar basis for the nanostructure microscopic substrate tilt can be compensated simply. This enabled us to uniformly nano-structure the surface grating over an area of 200×200 μm2.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials
(160.6060) Materials : Solgel
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication

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Original Manuscript: November 6, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 15, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 15, 2008
Published: February 6, 2009

Thomas Woggon, Thomas Kleiner, Martin Punke, and Uli Lemmer, "Nanostructuring of organic-inorganic hybrid materials for distributed feedback laser resonators by two-photon polymerization," Opt. Express 17, 2500-2507 (2009)

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