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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2011
  • pp: 406–408

Dynamic generation of Debye diffraction-limited multifocal arrays for direct laser printing nanofabrication

Han Lin, Baohua Jia, and Min Gu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 3, pp. 406-408 (2011)

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We propose a Debye-theory-based iterative method to produce accurate phase patterns for generating highly uniform diffraction-limited multifocal arrays with a high-NA objective. It is shown that by using the Debye method, the uniformity of the diffraction-limited focal arrays can reach 99%, owing to the critical consideration of the depolarization effect associated with high-NA objectives. The generated phase patterns are implemented in fast dynamic laser printing nanofabrication for the generation of individually controlled high-quality microvoid arrays in a solid polymer material by a single exposure of a femtosecond laser beam. As a result of the high-quality multifocal arrays, functional three-dimensional photonic crystals possessing multiple stopgaps with suppression up to 80% in transmission spectra are demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1970) Holography : Diffractive optics
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication

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Original Manuscript: October 18, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 22, 2010
Published: January 31, 2011

Han Lin, Baohua Jia, and Min Gu, "Dynamic generation of Debye diffraction-limited multifocal arrays for direct laser printing nanofabrication," Opt. Lett. 36, 406-408 (2011)

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