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Optical and electrical active microstructures fabricated by femtosecond laser pulses

Grant number: 13/20884-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2014
Effective date (End): June 30, 2018
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics
Principal Investigator:Cleber Renato Mendonça
Grantee:Oriana Inés Avila Salas
Home Institution: Instituto de Física de São Carlos (IFSC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos, SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:11/12399-0 - Femtosecond pulses applied to nonlinear optics: spectroscopy, pulse shaping and microfabrication, AP.TEM


This project aims at the use of femtosecond lasers in the manufacture of polymeric systems in the micrometer scale, using the two-photon absorption polymerization technique. This device manufacturing method has shown to be an useful tool for the production of different types of structures, such as photonic crystals, mechanical microdevices, nanostructures, etc. In this project, our objetive is to produce microstructures that are optically and electrically active by doping the uncured resins with organic dyes and conjugated polymers, and by coating the microstructures with metals. Both methods will give the final microstructures interesting optical and electrical properties for applications in optoelectronic and photonic devices.