Two-photon polymerisation 3D printed freeform micro-optics for optical coherence tomography fibre probes
Jiawen Li, Peter Fejes, Dirk Lorenser, Bryden C Quirk, Peter B Noble, Rodney W Kirk, Antony Orth, Fiona M Wood, Brant C Gibson, David D Sampson, Robert A McLaughlin
Scientific Reports | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2018
Awarded by Australian Research Council
This work was funded in part by grants from Chevron Australia Pty Ltd and the Fiona Wood Foundation Inc., Australian Research Council (CE140100003, DP150104660, DP160104175 and DP160104969) and a Premier's Research and Industry Fund grant provided by the South Australian Government Department of State Development. J.L. wishes to acknowledge a University of Adelaide Women's Research Excellence Award and an ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale Biophotonics travel grant, which supported her trips to the MicroNano Research Facility (MNRF, Melbourne) to fabricate the micro-optics. This work was performed in part at the MNRF at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University. This work was also performed in part at the Queensland node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility, a company established under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy. The authors would like to thank Dr. Elliot Cheng, Mr. Doug Mair, Dr. Zeyad Nasa, Dr. Daniel Day and Dr. Chenglong Xu for their assistance and suggestions in using the Nanoscribe 3D printer and related instruments.