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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Complex aspherical singlet and doublet microoptics by grayscale 3D printing


Iridescence from total internal reflection at 3D microscale interfaces: mechanistic insights and spectral analysis


Stress-induced birefringence in 3D direct laser written micro-optics


Chirality-Reversed Bidirectional High-Efficiency DichroicMetalens based on Hybrid Helical Surfaces


Structured light engineering using a photonic nanojet


An achromatic metafiber for focusing and imaging across the entire telecommunication range


A Miniaturized Illumination Unit for Airy Light-Sheet Microscopy using 3D-printed Freeform Optics


Sub-micrometer focusing setup for high-pressure crystallography at the Extreme Conditions beamline at PETRA III


Unclonable anti-counterfeiting labels based on microlens arrays and luminescent microparticles


An achromatic X-ray lens

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