Fabrication of microstructures for optically driven micromachines using two-photon photopolymerization of UV curing resins

Asavei, Theodor, Nieminen, Timo A., Heckenberg, Norman R. and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina (2009) Fabrication of microstructures for optically driven micromachines using two-photon photopolymerization of UV curing resins. Journal of optics. A, Pure and applied optics, 11 3: 034001-1-034001-7. doi:10.1088/1464-4258/11/3/034001


Author Asavei, Theodor
Nieminen, Timo A.
Heckenberg, Norman R.
Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina
Title Fabrication of microstructures for optically driven micromachines using two-photon photopolymerization of UV curing resins
Journal name Journal of optics. A, Pure and applied optics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1464-4258
Publication date 2009-01-20
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1088/1464-4258/11/3/034001
Volume 11
Issue 3
Start page 034001-1
End page 034001-7
Total pages 7
Editor Nikolay Zheludev
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Institute of Physics Publishing
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
0205 Optical Physics
Abstract Two-photon photopolymerization of UV curing resins is an attractive method for the fabrication of microscopic transparent objects with size in the tens of micrometers range. We have been using this method to produce three-dimensional (3D) structures for optical micromanipulation, in an optical system based on a femtosecond laser. By carefully adjusting the laser power and the exposure time we were able to create micro-objects with well-defined 3D features and with resolution below the diffraction limit of light. We discuss the performance and capabilities of a microfabrication system, with some examples of its products.
Keyword Two-photon photopolymerization
Optical trapping
Optical angular momentum
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Mathematics and Physics
2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
 
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