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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2584–2588

Large-area omnidirectional antireflection coating on low-index materials

Ping-Chun Li and Edward T. Yu  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 10, pp. 2584-2588 (2013)

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Large-area subwavelength dielectric hexagonal lattices of cylindrical pillars on quartz substrates that provide high optical transmittance at all angles of incidence under different polarizations of light, and are fabricated using low-cost patterning techniques, are demonstrated and analyzed. Transmittance >85% for angles of incidence in excess of 70° is demonstrated at visible and near-infrared wavelengths, and the structures employed are shown to be superior at visible wavelengths to tapered “moth eye” surfaces for practically achievable dimensions. Detailed analytical calculations and numerical simulations elucidating the impact of feature size, height, periodicity, and refractive index are presented.

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OCIS Codes
(170.0110) Medical optics and biotechnology : Imaging systems
(170.3010) Medical optics and biotechnology : Image reconstruction techniques
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: May 1, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 10, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 8, 2013
Published: September 4, 2013

Ping-Chun Li and Edward T. Yu, "Large-area omnidirectional antireflection coating on low-index materials," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 2584-2588 (2013)

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