Scheduled System Maintenance:
On May 6th, single article purchases and IEEE account management will be unavailable from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET (12:00 - 16:00 UTC). We apologize for the inconvenience.
By Topic

Breakthroughs in Photonics 2012: Femtosecond-Laser Nanomachining

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

The purchase and pricing options are temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.
6 Author(s)
Burmeister, F. ; Abbe Center of Photonics, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena, Jena, Germany ; Richter, S. ; Richter, D. ; Voigtlander, C.
more authors

The latest breakthroughs in the field of nanoscale structuring using ultrashort laser pulses are presented, all exploiting highly nonlinear effects. Significant advances have been made in improving the resolution in two-photon-polymerization, as well as for applying this technique to create functional nanostructures. In glassy materials, the inscription of self-organized periodic nanostructures resulting in artificial birefringence, as well as periodic subwavelength structures for fiber and volume Bragg gratings, has emerged. In addition, latest results in the fascinating field of biophotonics are presented, where tremendous progress has been made allowing the manipulation of living cells.

Published in:

Photonics Journal, IEEE  (Volume:5 ,  Issue: 2 )