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.
Τhe project is co‐financed by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union and Greek national funds through the Operational Program Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, under the call RESEARCH – CREATE – INNOVATE (project code:T1EDK-05340)