NIL fabrication of a polymer based photonic sensor device in P3SENS project

Domenico Giannone, Fabian Dortu, Damien Bernier, Nigel P. Johnson, Graham J. Sharp, Lianping Hou, Ali Z. Khokhar, Péter Fürjes, Sándor Kurunczi, Peter Petrik, Robert Horvath, Timo Aalto, Kai Kolari, Sami Ylinen, Tomi Haatainen, Holger Egger

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We present the most recent results of EU funded project P3SENS (FP7-ICT-2009.3.8) aimed at the development of a low-cost and medium sensitivity polymer based photonic biosensor for point of care applications in proteomics. The fabrication of the polymer photonic chip (biosensor) using thermal nanoimprint lithography (NIL) is described. This technique offers the potential for very large production at reduced cost. However several technical challenges arise due to the properties of the used materials. We believe that, once the NIL technique has been optimised to the specific materials, it could be even transferred to a kind of roll-to-roll production for manufacturing a very large number of photonic devices at reduced cost.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrganic Photonics V
Publication statusPublished - Jun 20 2012
EventOrganic Photonics V - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: Apr 16 2012Apr 18 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherOrganic Photonics V



  • NIL
  • biosensor
  • polyimide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Giannone, D., Dortu, F., Bernier, D., Johnson, N. P., Sharp, G. J., Hou, L., Khokhar, A. Z., Fürjes, P., Kurunczi, S., Petrik, P., Horvath, R., Aalto, T., Kolari, K., Ylinen, S., Haatainen, T., & Egger, H. (2012). NIL fabrication of a polymer based photonic sensor device in P3SENS project. In Organic Photonics V [843529] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 8435).