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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 16 — Aug. 2, 2010
  • pp: 17193–17200

Multi-focus two-photon polymerization technique based on individually controlled phase modulation

Kotaro Obata, Jürgen Koch, Ulf Hinze, and Boris N. Chichkov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 16, pp. 17193-17200 (2010)

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Multi-focus two-photon polymerization with a spatial light modulator is demonstrated. The spatial light modulator generates multi-focus spots via phase modulation technique controlled by a computer generated hologram (CGH) pattern. Each focus spot can be individually addressed in position and laser intensity. The multi-focus two-photon polymerization technique allows the fabrication of complex 2-D and 3-D structures both symmetric and asymmetric. Smooth sine curved polymerized lines with amplitude of 5 μm and a period of 200 μm were obtained by fast switching of the CGH patterns.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(090.2890) Holography : Holographic optical elements
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(050.6875) Diffraction and gratings : Three-dimensional fabrication

ToC Category:
Laser Microfabrication

Original Manuscript: May 3, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 23, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 11, 2010
Published: July 29, 2010

Kotaro Obata, Jürgen Koch, Ulf Hinze, and Boris N. Chichkov, "Multi-focus two-photon polymerization technique based on individually controlled phase modulation," Opt. Express 18, 17193-17200 (2010)

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