Webinars: NanoFrazor

3D Optical Fourier Surfaces

Speaker: Nolan Lassaline, ETH Zurich


  • 3D patterning with the NanoFrazor (in alternative resists)
  • High-quality 3D pattern transfer to optical materials
  • Optical applications of Nanofrazed surfaces
  • Diffractive optical elements
  • Fourier optics


Presentation: 30min

Q&A: 15min



Gratings and holograms are patterned surfaces that tailor optical signals by diffraction. To shape the optical wavefront, the ideal surface profile should contain a precise sum of sinusoidal waves. However, because fabrication techniques typically yield profiles with at most a few depth levels, complex ‘wavy’ surfaces cannot be obtained, limiting the straightforward mathematical design and implementation of sophisticated diffractive optics. Here we present a simple yet powerful approach to eliminate this design–fabrication mismatch by demonstrating optical surfaces that contain an arbitrary number of specified sinusoids. We combine thermal scanning-probe lithography and templating to create periodic and aperiodic surface patterns with continuous depth control and sub-wavelength spatial resolution. Multicomponent linear gratings allow precise manipulation of electromagnetic signals through Fourier-spectrum engineering. More broadly, we analytically design and accurately replicate intricate two-dimensional moiré patterns, quasicrystals, and holograms, demonstrating a variety of previously impossible diffractive surfaces.


Webinar Series description

The “NanoFrazor Technology” webinars will explain the main features and limitations of NanoFrazor lithography. They will be hosted by the key experts of our R&D teams. You will learn how our technology works, and where and why it is superior or inferior to conventional nanolithography techniques. We will also share the results and insights of our ongoing development projects.

The “NanoFrazor Applications” series will show examples from different application fields, where the NanoFrazor was used to fabricate unique nanopatterns and devices. The guest speakers - scientists who actively use NanoFrazor - will talk about their work and recent results.

The “NanoFrazor Sales” webinars will focus on NanoFrazor products. We will talk about hardware components and software features of the NanoFrazor systems. We will also cover the cost-of-ownership and how to receive a quick return on investment. Finally, we will also offer a dedicated webinar where you will learn about the various funding options for NanoFrazor systems and how to maximize your chances to get your funding proposal accepted.


Test yourself and win! After each webinar, you can test what you have learned in a short multiple-choice questions challenge. With 10 or more successful tests, you will receive a small prize and a unique Nanofabrication Guru certificate.