In this paper we present two important issues often demanded when patterning DOEs using EBL: the first one is the attainment of accurate resist three-dimensional shaping to increase DOE efficiency, this task is accomplished by developing a new proximity correction algorithm able to shape the resist in one shot of exposure. The second one is the proximity-effect correction of optical gratings having an axial symmetry, whose application is the microfabrication of Fresnel Zone Plates (FZPs); this problem requires the development of a specific algorithm that minimises the computation load by exploiting the grating symmetry. A description of these algorithms is given and examples of proximity compensated DOEs are presented.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering