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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 2013
  • pp: 709–716

Controlled angular redirection of light via nanoimprinted disordered gratings

Thomas Buß, Jérémie Teisseire, Simon Mazoyer, Cameron L. C. Smith, Morten Bo Mikkelsen, Anders Kristensen, and Elin Søndergård  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 4, pp. 709-716 (2013)

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Enhanced control of diffraction through transparent substrates is achieved via disordered gratings in a silica sol–gel film. Tailoring the degree of disorder allows tuning of the diffractive behavior from discrete orders into broad distributions over large angular range. Gratings of optical quality are formed by silica sol–gel nanoimprint lithography and an optical setup for the measurement of continuous diffraction patterns is presented. Sound agreement is found between measurements and simulation, validating both the approach for redirection of light and the fabrication process. The disordered gratings are presented in the context of improved interior daylighting and may furthermore be suited to a wide variety of applications where controlled angular redirection of light is desired.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(080.4298) Geometric optics : Nonimaging optics
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: September 18, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 1, 2012
Published: January 30, 2013

Thomas Buß, Jérémie Teisseire, Simon Mazoyer, Cameron L. C. Smith, Morten Bo Mikkelsen, Anders Kristensen, and Elin Søndergård, "Controlled angular redirection of light via nanoimprinted disordered gratings," Appl. Opt. 52, 709-716 (2013)

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