The construction of freeform two- and three-dimensional devices and architecture with high resolution has grown more and more imperative for a wide range of applications, extending from photonics and metamaterials to lab-on-a chip and tissue engineering. To this end, lasers have proved to be an indispensable tool as they can be focused and directed very accurately using conventional optics, and they can achieve sub-100nm resolution, circumventing the diffraction limit by employing multi-photon processes.
The purpose of this feature issue is to present research on the latest advances in the freeform fabrication of high-resolution, 2D and 3D structures using lasers. We welcome contributions describing improvements in laser writing techniques as well as in their applications.
Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:
All papers need to present original, previously unpublished work, and will be subject to the normal standards and peer-review process of the Journal.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 "Laser Writing" feature issue (choose from the drop-down menu).
Maria Farsari, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Greece (Lead Editor)
Alberto Piqué, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Koji Sugioka, Riken, Japan