Nanoimprinting: Sub-15nm Optical Fiber Nanoimprint Lithography: A Parallel, Self-aligned and Portable Approach (Adv. Mater. 4/2011)

Authors

  • Gorgi Kostovski,

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    1. Platform Technologies Research Institute, Microplatforms Research Group, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
    • Platform Technologies Research Institute, Microplatforms Research Group, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia.
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  • Udayakumar Chinnasamy,

    1. Platform Technologies Research Institute, Microplatforms Research Group, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
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  • Sasani Jayawardhana,

    1. Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Science, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, VIC 3122, Australia
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  • Paul R. Stoddart,

    1. Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Science, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, VIC 3122, Australia
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  • Arnan Mitchell

    1. Platform Technologies Research Institute, Microplatforms Research Group, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
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Abstract

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Gorgi Kostovski and co-workers demonstrate on on p. 531 the parallel nanoimprinting of multiple optical-fiber facets on a novel imprinting platform. A passive, self-alignment mechanism is used to relax the mechanical demands placed on the imprinting platform, allowing the fiber array to accommodate the non-planarity of biological nanotemplates, as well as the demonstration of a compact, portable imprinting module. A resolution of better than 15 nm is demonstrated, and up to 40 optical-fiber facets have been imprinted in parallel. This demonstration will enable the high-throughput fabrication of fiber-facet devices in a high-resolution, cost-effective and accessible way.

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