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Optical Materials Express Feature

3D Printing—Enabled by Light and Enabling the Manipulation of Light

Submission Opens: 1 June 2020
Submission Deadline: 1 July 2020

Many approaches in 3D additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, are reliant on light and on tailored photosensitive materials. In turn, these rapidly progressing technologies enable the manufacture of novel optical components. This Feature Issue aims at highlighting the connection between 3D printing and the field of optics & photonics. We welcome contributions on novel photoresist materials and advances in optics-based 3D additive manufacturing technologies, as well as state-of-the-art 3D printing for the realization of novel artificial optical materials, micro-optical components, and micro-optical systems. This feature issue will offer a comprehensive view of this rapidly advancing field.

Topics to be covered include but are not limited to:

  • Two-photon based 3D laser lithography
  • Projection-based optical 3D printing approaches
  • Novel photoresist materials for 3D printing
  • Multi-material 3D laser printing
  • Laser based subtractive 3D printing
  • 3D micro-optical components enabled by 3D printing
  • 3D printed micro-robots
  • 3D metamaterials
  • Other novel applications enabled by 3D printing

All papers need to present original, previously unpublished work, and will be subject to the normal criteria and peer-review process of the Journal. The standard OMEx publication charges will apply to all published articles.

Manuscripts must be prepared according to the usual guidelines for submission to Optical Materials Express and must be submitted online through OSA's electronic submission system. When submitting, authors should specify that the manuscript is for the "3D Printing—Enabled by Light and Enabling the Manipulation of Light" feature issue (choose from the drop-down menu).

Feature Issue Guest Editors

Martin Wegener, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany (Lead Editor)
Eva Blasco, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Shoji Maruo, Yokohama National University, Japan
Xianfan Xu, Purdue University, USA

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