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Frontiers in Optics
Rochester, New York United States
October 19-23, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-55752-861-2
Diffractive Micro and Nano Structures for Sensing and Information Processing II (FThR)

Optical Birefringence of Nano-porous Dielectric Thin Films

Mengshu Pan, Andrew Sarangan, and Qiwen Zhan


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Nano-porous thin films grown using oblique-angle electron-beam evaporation are found to exhibit birefringence in addition to ultra-low refractive index. The properties of SiO2and TiO2films grown using this method are presented in this paper.

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OCIS Codes
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

M. Pan, A. Sarangan, and Q. Zhan, "Optical Birefringence of Nano-porous Dielectric Thin Films," in Frontiers in Optics 2008/Laser Science XXIV/Plasmonics and Metamaterials/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper FThR2.

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