We developed a suite of laser manipulation methods based on digital holography as well as temporal focusing to achieve high-speed 3D nanofabrication via two-photon polymerization or direct material assembly. By engineering the photoresins and swellable hydrogel substrates, various functional 3D devices have been realized with a record-setting printing resolution, rate, cost and material variety.
We have addressed the long-standing challenges in fabricating complex 3D structures with sub 50 nm resolution. Equally important, our method has greatly increased the material variety to include metals, metal alloys, oxides, semiconductors, polymers, and even bio-materials. These results are achieved at high fabrication rate and low cost (~1.5 US$/mm3), making them suitable for real engineering applications.
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