Martin Wegener, University Professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), presents at the 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference: “3D optical laser lithography for 3D metamaterials”.
We review our work on 3D direct laser writing (DLW) including dip-in DLW, stimulated-emission depletion (STED) DLW, and rapid galvo-scanner DLW. Examples for optical and mechanical metamaterials are given.
About Martin Wegener
After completing his PhD in physics in 1987 at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt (Germany), he spent two years as a postdoc at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Holmdel (U.S.A.). From 1990-1995 he was professor (C3) at Universität Dortmund (Germany), since 1995 he is professor (C4, later W3) at Institute of Applied Physics of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Since 2001 he has a joint appointment as department head at Institute of Nanotechnology of KIT. His research interests comprise ultrafast optics, (extreme) nonlinear optics, near-field optics, optical laser lithography, photonic crystals, optical, mechanical, and thermodynamic metamaterials, as well as transformation physics.
About Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
I have a joint appointment at Institute of Applied Physics of KIT and Institute of Nanotechnology of KIT. In 2007, our work led to the foundation of the start-up company Nanoscribe GmbH, which commercializes 3D direct laser writing. This technology can be seen as a micro- or nanometer scale 3D printer.
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