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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 16 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 15596–15602

Corrugated metallodielectric superlattices via release-rollup assembly

N. Gibbons and J. J. Baumberg  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 16, pp. 15596-15602 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.015596


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Abstract

A ‘release-rollup’ assembly (RRA) technique is described that yields corrugated metallodielectric superlattices. Bilayers of polymer/Au cast onto diffraction gratings are released and rolled into multilayers with registration of the stacked corrugations across mm-scales. Optical imaging reveals Moiré fringes with reflection spectra that track the bilayer thickness due to mis-stacking. Angular-resolved spectra show spectrally-modulated diffraction opposite to that of the metallic stop-bands, but which agrees with a simple model. This scalable fabrication strategy is thus widely exploitable for laterally patterned metamaterials and optical superlattices.

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OCIS Codes
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(160.5293) Materials : Photonic bandgap materials

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: April 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 7, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 9, 2011
Published: July 29, 2011

Citation
N. Gibbons and J. J. Baumberg, "Corrugated metallodielectric superlattices via release-rollup assembly," Opt. Express 19, 15596-15602 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-16-15596


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