Herein, we propose a continuous-wave laser-induced forward transfer (CW-LIFT) system that possesses high printing quality with a high printing success rate. CW-LIFT can automatically deposit droplets equally and uniformly as a customized pattern. In this study, we selected an 830 nm near-infrared CW laser and applied a 20 microscope objective lens to highly focus the laser beam. In addition, a 16 nm gold thin film was used as the energy-absorbing layer for CW-LIFT. We demonstrated that the CW-LIFT can print liquid bioink and deposit cells in a controlled and precise way.

Original languageEnglish
Article number116504
JournalApplied Physics Express
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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