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X-Photon 3D Lithography

Hosted By: Lasers in Manufacturing Technical Group

16 November 2023 9:00 - 10:00

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In this webinar hosted by the Lasers in Manufacturing Technical Group, Mangirdas Malinauskas will introduce a multi-photon 3D micro-/nano-lithography technique for rapid prototyping and advanced additive manufacturing. It will show how to use any color of the spectrum from 500 nm to 1200 nm with controlled pulse widths of 100 fs to induce localized photo-polymerization via different photo-physical mechanisms.

Dr. Malinauskas will also discuss how to tailor the polymerized volume to increase the 3D nano-printing performance and how to understand the effects of epsilon-near-zero conditions. The webinar will demonstrate the applications of this technique in various fields, such as micro-optics, nano-photonic devices, meta-materials, integrated chips, and tissue engineering. Finally, Dr. Malinauskas will present some examples of controlled refractive index, high transparency and resilient as well as active micro-optical components that are enabled by X-photon lithography in combination with calcination and atomic layer deposition. These achievements have immediate applications in sensing under harsh conditions, open space, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

What You Will Learn:
• Light-matter interaction mechanisms occuring in "two-photon polymerization"
• 4D printing
• Additive manufacturing of robust 3D micro-optics

Who Should Attend:
• Students working in the topic of 3D printing
• Researcher working in the field of laser processing
• Everyone who is interested in novel findings of light-matter interaction

About the Presenter: Mangirdas Malinauskas from The Laser Research Center at Vilnius University 

Mangirdas Malinauskas defended their Ph.D. in 2010 at Vilnius University, Laser Research Center - "Laser Fabrication of Functional 3D Polymeric Micro/Nanostructures", supervisor Prof. R. Gadonas. During his career, he has done traineeships at LZH (Prof. B.N. Chichkov) and IESL-FORTH (Dr. M. Farsari). In 2019-2022, a specially appointed Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) group of Prof. J. Morikawa. Currently, he investigates the fundamentals of laser 3D micro-/nano-structuring of cross-linkable materials for applications in micro-optics, nano-optics (photonics), and biomedicine at VU LRC. Laboratory funding is acquired via National, European, and worldwide (NATO, US Army) schemes—Optica Fellow in 2022.

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