Nanoscribe DOE

Multi-level diffractive optical elements

Two-Photon Grayscale Lithography enables the fabrication of multi-level diffractive optical elements (DOE) with truly outstanding shape accuracy in one printing step. The nanostructured surfaces meet the high lateral and axial submicron resolution needed in DOEs.

Nanostructured DOEs with excellent shape accuracy

The classical fabrication of diffractive optical elements (DOEs) was quite time-consuming and costly owing to multiple lithographic, etching and alignment processes. With additive microfabrication multi-level DOEs can be fabricated in one printing step, either as prototypes for direct use or as masters for tooling in volume production.

For the fabrication of DOEs we recommend Nanoscribe Quantum X. This system offers a maskless lithography solution, meeting the high lateral and axial resolution needed in DOEs. With the use of Two-Photon Grayscale Lithography (2GL ®), Quantum X directly fabricates multi-level diffractive optical elements in a single layer. Up to 4,096-level designs can be processed into discrete or quasi-continuous topographies in a cost-effective process.

Diffractive microoptics
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Two-photon polymerization lithography for imaging optics (REVIEW)


Fabrication of multilevel metalenses using multiphoton lithography: from design to evaluation


Ultracompact wavefront characterization of femtosecond 3D printed microlenses using double-frequency Ronchi interferometry


3D nanoprinted catadioptric fiber sensor for dual-axis distance measurement during vitrectomy


Magnetic position sensing for self-calibration and image registration of scanning fiber endoscopes


A multi-photon-focus 3D laser printer based on a 3D-printed diffractive optical element and a 3D-printed multi-lens array


On Iterative Pre-Compensation of 3D Laser-Printed Micro-Optical Components Using Confocal-Optical Microscopy


Effects of high-power laser radiation on polymers for 3D printing micro-optics


High-spatial density snapshot imaging spectrometer enabled by 2-photon fabricated custom fiber bundles


Mechanical Tuning of Diffractive Gratings Compatible with Two-Photon Polymerization

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