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. J C Kuehne, 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. © 2008 IOP Publishing Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Article number094009
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Volume41
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2008

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    Suyal, H., Waddie, A. J., Mackintosh, A. R., Kuehne, A. J. C., Taghizadeh, M. R., Pethrick, R. A., McCarthy, A., Walker, A. C., Gu, E., Dawson, M. D., & 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(9), [094009]. https://doi.org/10.1088/0022-3727/41/9/094009