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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 2 — Jan. 17, 2011
  • pp: 1301–1309

Asymmetric light reflectance effect in AAO on glass

Kai Huang, Yangjuan Li, Zhiming Wu, Cheng Li, Hongkai Lai, and Junyong Kang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pp. 1301-1309 (2011)

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Asymmetric light reflectance effect was observed in an anodic aluminum oxide on glass structure. The transmitted light from two sides of the films show the same colors, whereas the reflected light from two sides show complementary colors. The spectra analysis demonstrates that this asymmetric light reflectance effect can be ascribed to the asymmetric geometric structure of nanoscale aluminum networks. This effect may result in applications in many fields, especially in optical communication.

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OCIS Codes
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures
(080.6755) Geometric optics : Systems with special symmetry

ToC Category:
Thin Films

Original Manuscript: December 1, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 24, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 28, 2010
Published: January 11, 2011

Kai Huang, Yangjuan Li, Zhiming Wu, Cheng Li, Hongkai Lai, and Junyong Kang, "Asymmetric light reflectance effect in AAO on glass," Opt. Express 19, 1301-1309 (2011)

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