Innovative refractive microoptics

Additive manufacturing with highest precision enables the fabrication of cutting-edge refractive microoptical elements. Benefit from the design freedom and optical quality of Two-Photon Grayscale Lithography for your innovations: Almost any shape can be fabricated, from spherical, aspherical to freeform and hybrid designs.

Additive microfabrication of high-precision microoptics

Single microoptical elements, arrays with high fill factors up to 100% and almost arbitrary shapes such as spherical, aspherical and even freeform optics are directly printed in a rapid, tool-free and maskless process. With Nanoscribe systems you achieve smooth surfaces with excellent optical quality.

Nanoscribe offers Quantum X maskless lithography system for 2.5D refractive microoptics. This system fabricates nearly any imaginable design with excellent shape accuracy. Thanks to Nanoscribe’s Two-Photon Grayscale Lithography (2GL ®) technology, microoptics are printed in a single layer by modulating the laser power according to the lens contour. This approach reduces print times drastically. Larger lenses are achieved as well with multiple layers.

Refractive 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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