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May 2017

Nanoscale Imaging Probe Printed onto Tip of Optical Fiber


Scientific Achievement

Industry users and Molecular Foundry scientists have developed a way to print nano-optical devices onto the tip of a glass fiber.

Significance and Impact

Nano-optics could help improve solar cells, design better drugs, and make faster semiconductors. This fabrication technique accelerates the device production from several per month to several per day, bringing mass fabrication to nano-optical devices.

Research Details


G. Calafiore, A. Koshelev, T. P. Darlington, N. J. Borys, M. Melli, A. Polyakov, G. Cantarella, F. I. Allen, P. Lum, E. Wong, S. Sassolini, A. Weber-Bargioni, P. J. Schuck, S. Cabrini & K. Munechika. Sci. Rep. 2017 7, 1651. G. Calafiore, A. Koshelev, F. I. Allen, S. Dhuey, S. Sassolini, E. Wong, P. Lum P, K. Munechika & S. Cabrini. Nanotechnology. 2016 Sep 16;27(37):375301. A. Koshelev, G. Calafiore, C. Piña-Hernandez, F. I. Allen, S. Dhuey, S. Sassolini, E. Wong, P. Lum, K. Munechika & S. Cabrini. Opt Lett. 2016 Aug 1;41(15):3423-6.