With its technology expertise in 3D microfabrication, Nanoscribe participates in the recently started research project “MiLiQuant“, funded by the BMBF. Together with the companies Q.ant, Zeiss, and Bosch, as well as the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz and the University Paderborn, miniaturized, frequency- and power-stable diode lasers will be developed within the next three years. The aim of the project is to develop largely alignment- and maintenance-free radiation sources for an industrial field of application: for example, sensors for medical diagnostics or autonomous driving as well as quantum-based imaging processes for medical technology.
Nanoscribe 3D printers achieve outstanding precision based on two-photon polymerization (2PP). Micro-optics with challenging optical designs can be printed directly onto laser facets, glass fibers, or microchips. The printed structures achieve an optical quality with a surface roughness in the range of a few nanometers. In the MiLiQuant project, the printed components will be assembled with other elements into a compact package. Such miniaturized light sources are crucial for the alignment- and maintenance-free use of this quantum technological innovation.