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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 4 — Feb. 13, 2012
  • pp: 4376–4381

Color effects from scattering on random surface structures in dielectrics

Jeppe Clausen, Alexander B. Christiansen, Joergen Garnaes, N. Asger Mortensen, and Anders Kristensen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 4376-4381 (2012)

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We show that cheap large area color filters, based on surface scattering, can be fabricated in dielectric materials by replication of random structures in silicon. The specular transmittance of three different types of structures, corresponding to three different colors, have been characterized. The angle resolved scattering has been measured and compared to predictions based on the measured surface topography and by the use of non-paraxial scalar diffraction theory. From this it is shown that the color of the transmitted light can be predicted from the topography of the randomly textured surfaces.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(330.1690) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication

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Original Manuscript: January 10, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 2, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 2, 2012
Published: February 7, 2012

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Jeppe Clausen, Alexander B. Christiansen, Joergen Garnaes, N. Asger Mortensen, and Anders Kristensen, "Color effects from scattering on random surface structures in dielectrics," Opt. Express 20, 4376-4381 (2012)

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