Laser directed writing of flat lenses on buckypaper

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  • Sunan Deng
  • Jian Liu
  • Zhichun Zhang
  • Yanju Liu
  • Jinsong Leng

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • Sichuan University
  • National Nanotechnology Laboratory (NNL) of CNR-INFM
  • Centre for Composite Materials and Structures, HIT Science Park, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150080
  • Harbin Institute of Technology


Laser directed patterning of carbon nanotubes-based buckypaper for producing a diffractive optical device is presented here. Using a laser ablation method the buckypaper was patterned into a binary Fresnel zone plate lens. Computational modelling was performed which revealed excellent focusing performance of the lens for both visible and THz radiations. SEM and Raman measurements of the lens were studied to analyse the laser–material interaction. The focusing properties of the lens were characterized and a good agreement with the simulations was achieved. Hence, we exploited a new way to fabricate thin flat lens. The one-step fabrication process is economical, convenient and has great potential for industrial scale up.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12405-12410
Number of pages6
Issue number29
Early online date23 Jun 2015
Publication statusPublished - 7 Aug 2015

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