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Multiphoton lithography involves any process which requires more than one photon for photochemical activation.  Since the reaction (usually [[photopolymerization]] requires more than one photon to be present in the same location in order for it to occur, the probability of this occurring is only large enough near the focal point of a scanning laser beam which is used to three-dimensionally write the material.
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Multiphoton lithography involves any process which requires more than one photon for photochemical activation.  Since the reaction (usually [[photopolymerization]] requires more than one photon to be present in the same location in order for it to occur, the probability of this occurring is only large enough near the focal point of a scanning laser beam which is used to three-dimensionally write the material.  Also, for this to happen at an arbitrary volume in the photoresist, the material must be optically transparent to the laser light used for illumination.
  
Methods for large area patterning using multiphoton lithography have been developed by using conformal phase masks [http://rogers.matse.illinois.edu/files/2006/optexpr2photon.pdf], but these are currently limited to periodic structures such as 3D [[Photonic crystal]]s.
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Methods for large area patterning using multiphoton lithography have been developed by using conformal phase masks [http://rogers.matse.illinois.edu/files/2006/optexpr2photon.pdf], but these are currently limited to periodic structures such as 3D [[Photonic crystal]]s, and cannot produce structures with arbitrary geometries.
  
 
Wikipedia stub: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiphoton_lithography]
 
Wikipedia stub: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiphoton_lithography]

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Entry chosen by Grant England

Multiphoton lithography involves any process which requires more than one photon for photochemical activation. Since the reaction (usually photopolymerization requires more than one photon to be present in the same location in order for it to occur, the probability of this occurring is only large enough near the focal point of a scanning laser beam which is used to three-dimensionally write the material. Also, for this to happen at an arbitrary volume in the photoresist, the material must be optically transparent to the laser light used for illumination.

Methods for large area patterning using multiphoton lithography have been developed by using conformal phase masks [1], but these are currently limited to periodic structures such as 3D Photonic crystals, and cannot produce structures with arbitrary geometries.

Wikipedia stub: [2]

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Direct Writing and Actuation of Three-Dimensionally Patterned Hydrogel Pads on Micropillar Supports