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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1680–1686

Antireflective subwavelength-structured surfaces with enhanced color properties

Birgit Päivänranta, Noora Heikkilä, and Markku Kuittinen  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 24, Issue 6, pp. 1680-1686 (2007)

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We present a study on subwavelength-structured surfaces with optimized color properties and antireflection properties in the range of the visible spectrum. Problematic blueness of the nanostructured surface has been eliminated under viewing angles from 0 to 35 deg by designing and optimizing the antireflective surface parameters. The rigorous diffraction theory is used to minimize the surface reflection by simultaneously keeping the chromaticity coordinates of the reflected light in the white domain. The theoretical results are experimentally verified, and the ( x , y ) -chromaticity coordinates of the surface are shown to be independent of the structure of the surface on small periods.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication
(310.1210) Thin films : Antireflection coatings
(330.1690) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: October 24, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 24, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 26, 2007
Published: May 9, 2007

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Birgit Päivänranta, Noora Heikkilä, and Markku Kuittinen, "Antireflective subwavelength-structured surfaces with enhanced color properties," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 24, 1680-1686 (2007)

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