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Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon and Nanophotonics
Toronto Canada
June 12-15, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-913-8
Active Nanophotonics, Quantum Dots, and Nanocavities (IWB)

Extruding Opals: Self-assembling Active Soft NanoPhotonics on the Kilometre Scale

Jeremy Baumberg  »View Author Affiliations


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A new technique produces kilometre-scale single-domain opaline photonic crystals from standard polymers by novel solvent-less nano-assembly. Stretching these unusual elastomeric opals induces new scattering color and enables many applications.

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OCIS Codes
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals

J. Baumberg, "Extruding Opals: Self-assembling Active Soft NanoPhotonics on the Kilometre Scale," in Advanced Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper IWB1.

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