Nanophotonics involves the development of fundamental science, materials, and applications that leverage the interaction of light and matter on the nanometer to micrometer length scales. This growing and highly interdisciplinary field involves chemistry, materials science, physics, engineering, and bio-science. In this presentation Dr. Kuebler will introduce the field of nanophotonics and describe some work done by his group in this area. The talk will focus on the development of chemistries, materials and processes for multi-photon lithography (MPL) and show how they have used MPL to create functional nanophotonic devices. He will also show how his team has used MPL to create micro-optics on the tip of optical fibers and spatially-variant photonic crystals that can bend light through extremely sharp turns. These devices can be used to create new integrated photonic devices, including low-profile sensors.
1. C. M. Schwarz, C. Grabill, G. D. Richardson, S. Labh, B. Gleason, C. Rivero-Baleine, K. A. Richardson, A. Pogrebnyakov, T. S. Mayer and S. M. Kuebler. "Processing and fabrication of micro-structures by multiphoton lithography in germanium-doped arsenic selenide." Opt. Mater. Express 2018, 8(7), 1902-1915.
2. C. M. Schwarz, C. N. Grabill, J. L. Digaum, H. E. Williams, S. M. Kuebler. "Multi-Photon Processing of Composite Materials and Functionalization of 3D Structures", in Multiphoton Lithography: Techniques, Materials and Applications, R. Liska, J. Stampfl, A. Ovsianikov, Eds. Wiley-VCH: Weinheim, 2016.
3. R. C. Rumpf, J. J. Pazos, J. L. Digaum, S. M. Kuebler. "Spatially-variant periodic structures in electromagnetics." Phil. Trans. Royal Soc. A. 2015, 373, 20140359-1 - 20140359-22.
4. J. L. Digaum, J. J. Pazos, J. Chiles, J. D' Archangel, G. Padilla, A. Tatulian, R. C. Rumpf, S. Fathpour, G. D. Boreman, S. M. Kuebler. "Tight control of light beams in photonic crystals with spatially-variant lattice orientation." Opt. Express 2014, 22, 25788-25804.