Digital resonant laser printing

Bridging nanophotonic science and consumer products

Xiaolong Zhu, Mehdi Keshavarz Hedayati, Søren Raza, Uriel Levy, N. Asger Mortensen, Anders Kristensen*

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Abstract

Nanophotonics research relies heavily on state-of-the-art and costly nano and microfabrication technologies. While such technologies are fairly mature, their implementation in large-scale manufacturing of photonic devices is not straightforward. This is a major roadblock for integrating nanophotonic functionalities, such as flat optics or high definition, ink-free color printing, into real life applications. In particular, optical metasurfaces – nanoscale textured surfaces with engineered optical properties – hold great potential for a myriad of such applications. Digital laser printing has recently been introduced as a low-cost lithography solution, which allows the fabrication of high-resolution features on optical substrates. By exploiting resonant opto-thermal modification of individual nanoscale elements, laser printing can achieve nanometer-sized resolution. In addition, the concept of digital resonant laser printing at the nanoscale supports mass-customization and may therefore convert nanophotonic science into everyday consumer products.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNano Today
Volume19
Pages (from-to)7-10
ISSN1748-0132
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Consumer products
Lasers
Color printing
Photonic devices
Microfabrication
Optics and Photonics
Ink
Lithography
Optics
Optical properties
Fabrication
Color
Substrates
Equipment and Supplies
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Keywords

  • Flat optics
  • High-index dielectrics
  • Laser-printing
  • Metasurfaces
  • Resonators
  • Structural colors
  • Super-resolution

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Zhu, Xiaolong ; Keshavarz Hedayati, Mehdi ; Raza, Søren ; Levy, Uriel ; Mortensen, N. Asger ; Kristensen, Anders. / Digital resonant laser printing : Bridging nanophotonic science and consumer products. In: Nano Today. 2018 ; Vol. 19. pp. 7-10.
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Digital resonant laser printing : Bridging nanophotonic science and consumer products. / Zhu, Xiaolong; Keshavarz Hedayati, Mehdi; Raza, Søren; Levy, Uriel; Mortensen, N. Asger; Kristensen, Anders.

In: Nano Today, Vol. 19, 2018, p. 7-10.

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