Since 2010 Opticon has been developing cutting edge laser ablation solutions for nano-manufacturing in the sub-100nm range.
Combining innovate materials built around its High Energy eXitation (HEX)
photosensitization technology, and in-house developed hardware, Opticon has demonstrated the making of 20nm features using (common/low-cost) 405nm laser diodes – approximately 20X smaller than the wavelength used for generating them! –
EU co-funded project ‘nanos’ (Greek for dwarf) targeted in expanding our continuous wave laser/HEX photosensitization-based process from multiphoton degradation towards multiphoton polymerization.
Since earlier this year, we have been able to prove that CW lasers can be a viable alternative to ultra-fast lasers in deep sub-micron 3D nano-scale manufacturing, and the quality of our features is continuously getting better by the day!
Our vision is to deliver a low cost platform for high-end/low-volume nanomanufacturing, sparking innovation in nano-scale for photonics applications in general and for photonic sensor/biosensors manufacturing in specific.