In this paper, a near-field photolithographic method which can realize ultra high resolution beyond the diffraction limit of light is described. Evanescent light generated on a transparent mold with a micro-relief illuminated on the condition of total internal reflection is used to expose a photoresist in contact with the mold. The plastic replica mold is flexible to eliminate the difficulty of close contact with the photoresist, and the replica mold damaged by the contact with the photoresist is disposable to maintain a high yield rate. We printed sub-100nm features on a commercially available photoresist using 442-nm-wavelength light.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Applied Physics|
|Issue number||12 B|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
- Evanescent light
- High resolution
- Optical near-field