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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 25 — Dec. 5, 2011
  • pp: 25521–25527

Design and production of bicolour reflecting coatings with Au metal island films

Vesna Janicki, Tatiana V. Amotchkina, Jordi Sancho-Parramon, H. Zorc, Michael K. Trubetskov, and Alexander V. Tikhonravov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 25, pp. 25521-25527 (2011)

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Optical properties of metal island films (MIFs) can be combined with interference of dielectric coatings. A set of multilayer designs containing metal clusters reflecting different colours from front and back side of the coating was obtained by numerical optimization. The chosen designs presenting the range of feasible colours were deposited by electron beam evaporation. Spectrophotometric and ellipsometric measurements verified that the produced coatings present an excellent agreement with the optical performance calculated from the designs. Numerical optimization was verified as a useful method in designing of coatings containing MIFs. This approach can ease the implementation of metal clusters into multilayer designs and broaden the applications of MIFs.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(310.3915) Thin films : Metallic, opaque, and absorbing coatings
(310.4165) Thin films : Multilayer design

ToC Category:
Thin Films

Original Manuscript: September 30, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 26, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 4, 2011
Published: November 30, 2011

Vesna Janicki, Tatiana V. Amotchkina, Jordi Sancho-Parramon, H. Zorc, Michael K. Trubetskov, and Alexander V. Tikhonravov, "Design and production of bicolour reflecting coatings with Au metal island films," Opt. Express 19, 25521-25527 (2011)

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