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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 17 — Jun. 10, 2009
  • pp: 3160–3164

Tunable color filter with surface plasmon resonance using organic photorefractive composite

Jin-Woo Oh, Jongwan Choi, and Nakjoong Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 17, pp. 3160-3164 (2009)

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We report on a tunable color filter with surface plasmon resonance (SPR), excited by a photorefractive (PR) diffraction grating. When a white light was incident at the diffraction grating formed by a PR effect, the SPR generated at a metal–dielectric material interface was absorbed, and the reflected light showed a complementary color. When the period of the PR diffraction grating was modified by alteration of the optic configuration, the wavelength at which the SPR excitation led to a reflection minimum changed and the spectrum of the reflected light also changed. A well-known equation was used to help us understand the experimental results. All experimental results are in good agreement with the calculation predictions. This result could lead to a new type of tunable color filter.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials
(160.5320) Materials : Photorefractive materials
(230.1950) Optical devices : Diffraction gratings

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Original Manuscript: February 18, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 13, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 23, 2009
Published: June 1, 2009

Jin-Woo Oh, Jongwan Choi, and Nakjoong Kim, "Tunable color filter with surface plasmon resonance using organic photorefractive composite," Appl. Opt. 48, 3160-3164 (2009)

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