The capability to pattern polymer surfaces at different length scales is an important goal in different research fields, including display technologies, microelectronics, optics, as well as biorelated and medical science. However, the ability to optically and dynamically manipulate topography is a key feature enabling remote control of associated effects/processes mediated by the surface. Azopolymers are largely investigated to this aim based on their sensitivity to optical fields and reconfigurability capabilities. In this work, surface relief formation induced by polarization patterns on an amorphous azopolymer structurally engineered to have large photoinduced birefringence has been investigated both experimentally and theoretically. Based on the different light polarization patterns, depth and shape of the relief grating can be controlled. An optically induced gradient force model that includes both the spatial distribution and the anisotropy of the material permittivity has been theoretically analyzed. The proposed approach is able to explain the experimental results and to overcome the limitation of existing models.

Tunable Surface Patterning of Azopolymer by Vectorial Holography: The Role of Photoanisotropies in the Driving Force

Pagliusi P.
;
Audia B.;Cipparrone G.
2019

Abstract

The capability to pattern polymer surfaces at different length scales is an important goal in different research fields, including display technologies, microelectronics, optics, as well as biorelated and medical science. However, the ability to optically and dynamically manipulate topography is a key feature enabling remote control of associated effects/processes mediated by the surface. Azopolymers are largely investigated to this aim based on their sensitivity to optical fields and reconfigurability capabilities. In this work, surface relief formation induced by polarization patterns on an amorphous azopolymer structurally engineered to have large photoinduced birefringence has been investigated both experimentally and theoretically. Based on the different light polarization patterns, depth and shape of the relief grating can be controlled. An optically induced gradient force model that includes both the spatial distribution and the anisotropy of the material permittivity has been theoretically analyzed. The proposed approach is able to explain the experimental results and to overcome the limitation of existing models.
azopolymer; photoinduced birefringence; polarization holography; reconfigurable topography; surface relief gratings
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