Multiphoton Optics GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Heidelberg Instruments Mikrotechnik GmbH, is a global solution provider for 3D lithography via two-photon polymerization (TPP). This groundbreaking technology enables the production of complex functional structures in microoptics and microsystem technology, optical packaging, micromechanics, and biomedical engineering. The new multi-user tool MPO 100 combines both the requirements of 3D lithography with resolutions in the 100 nm range and 3D microprinting with structure heights of over one centimeter, all in one device. Other advantages are the resolution below the diffraction limit, accuracy and scalability, integration into nano- and microfabrication processes, printing from optical components, and on-device printing: structures can be printed directly on active (LEDs, photodiodes, EELs, VCSELs) or passive (fibers, irregular substrates) components.
Main activities • 3D Lithography via Two-Photon Polymerization (TPP) • Optical Interconnects (OI) / Packaging • Aspheres and freeform optics • Biomedical Engineering
Services • Implementation of TPP manufacturing processes • Construction of TPP equipment
Main areas of research and development • Optimization of TPP manufacturing processes • Development of application-specific software and hardware modules
Special facilities High-precision 3D printing equipment, special analytics
Technology partners Industry, institutes, and universities
Current top technologies Manufacture of arbitrarily shaped 3D freeform surfaces and structures over over several orders of magnitude, with a focus on optical interconnects (OI), and microoptics.