Light emitting polymer blends and diffractive optical elements in high-speed direct laser writing of microstructures

H. Suyal, A.J. Waddie, A.R. Mackintosh, A. Kuhne, M.R. Taghizadeh, R.A. Pethrick, A. McCarthy, A.C. Walker, E. Gu, M.D. Dawson, D.D.C. Bradley

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Abstract

In this paper, we describe a series of improvements that have been made to our direct laser writing waveguide/microfluidic fabrication technology. We demonstrate significant increases in the writing speed (measured in micrometres of written structure per second) by both the use of customized photopolymers containing light emitting polymer and the inclusion of a diffractive optical element to enable the writing of multiple channels in a single pass.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Volume41
Issue number094008
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2008

Keywords

  • light emitting
  • polymer belnds
  • diffractive optical elements
  • waveguide
  • microfluidic
  • technology

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    Suyal, H., Waddie, A. J., Mackintosh, A. R., Kuhne, A., Taghizadeh, M. R., Pethrick, R. A., ... Bradley, D. D. C. (2008). Light emitting polymer blends and diffractive optical elements in high-speed direct laser writing of microstructures. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 41(094008). https://doi.org/10.1088/0022-3727/41/9/094009