Sumitomo Electric Group staff members received the Paper Award at the international conference, 18th Microoptics Conference (MOC’ 13).
In a paper titled “Single-Stripe Tunable Laser with Chirped Sampled Gratings Fabricated by Nanoimprint Lithography,” the nanoimprint method* was applied for the first time in the world to a tunable laser used for coherent transmission, a new high-speed and large-capacity communications method. The paper demonstrated the usefulness of the nanoimprint method as a production technology. The award was granted in recognition of the contents of the paper, which indicated that as a microfabrication technology of semiconductor devices, nanoimprint technology has an excellent mass-production property.
The Sumitomo Electric Group will further promote technological development in order to develop the potential of the nanoimprint method as a mass-production technology.
* Technology of transferring an ultrafine pattern by pressing a mold onto a substrate