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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 1 — Jan. 14, 2013
  • pp: 1057–1065

Fabrication of mesoscale polymeric templates for three-dimensional disordered photonic materials

Jakub Haberko and Frank Scheffold  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 1057-1065 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.001057


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Abstract

We report on the mesoscale fabrication and characterization of polymeric templates for isotropic photonic materials derived from hyper-uniform point patterns using direct laser writing in a polymer photoresist. We study experimentally the microscopic structure by electron microscopy and small angle light scattering. Reducing the refractive index mismatch by liquid infiltration we find good agreement between the scattering data and numerical calculations in the single scattering limit. Our work thus demonstrates the feasibility of fabricating such random designer materials on technologically relevant length scales.

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OCIS Codes
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(160.5293) Materials : Photonic bandgap materials
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

History
Original Manuscript: November 23, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 21, 2012
Published: January 9, 2013

Citation
Jakub Haberko and Frank Scheffold, "Fabrication of mesoscale polymeric templates for three-dimensional disordered photonic materials," Opt. Express 21, 1057-1065 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-1-1057


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