OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2012
  • pp: 4380–4382

Self-assembled nanoparticle antiglare coatings

Khalid Askar, Blayne M. Phillips, Xuan Dou, Juan Lopez, Carl Smith, Bin Jiang, and Peng Jiang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 21, pp. 4380-4382 (2012)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (1115 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



Here we report a simple and scalable bottom-up technology for assembling close-packed nanoparticle monolayers on both sides of a glass substrate as high-quality antiglare coatings. Optical measurements show that monolayer coatings consisting of 110 nm silica nanoparticles can significantly reduce optical reflectance and enhance specular transmittance of the glass substrate for a broad range of visible wavelengths. Both experiments and numerical simulations reveal that the antiglare properties of the self-assembled colloidal monolayers are significantly affected by the size of the colloidal particles.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films
(310.1210) Thin films : Antireflection coatings

ToC Category:
Thin Films

Original Manuscript: August 3, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 14, 2012
Published: October 17, 2012

Khalid Askar, Blayne M. Phillips, Xuan Dou, Juan Lopez, Carl Smith, Bin Jiang, and Peng Jiang, "Self-assembled nanoparticle antiglare coatings," Opt. Lett. 37, 4380-4382 (2012)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. M. Ibn-Elhaj and M. Schadt, Nature 410, 796 (2001). [CrossRef]
  2. U. Schulz, Appl. Opt. 45, 1608 (2006). [CrossRef]
  3. H. A. Macleod, Thin-Film Optical Filters, 3rd ed. (Institute of Physics, 2001).
  4. A. Gombert, B. Blasi, C. Buhler, P. Nitz, J. Mick, W. Hossfeld, and M. Niggemann, Opt. Eng. 43, 2525 (2004). [CrossRef]
  5. S. Walheim, E. Schaffer, J. Mlynek, and U. Steiner, Science 283, 520 (1999). [CrossRef]
  6. J. Hiller, J. D. Mendelsohn, and M. F. Rubner, Nat. Mater. 1, 59 (2002). [CrossRef]
  7. J. Q. Xi, M. F. Schubert, J. K. Kim, E. F. Schubert, M. F. Chen, S. Y. Lin, W. Liu, and J. A. Smart, Nat. Photonics 1, 176 (2007). [CrossRef]
  8. P. B. Clapham and M. C. Hutley, Nature 244, 281 (1973). [CrossRef]
  9. Y. F. Huang, S. Chattopadhyay, Y. J. Jen, C. Y. Peng, T. A. Liu, Y. K. Hsu, C. L. Pan, H. C. Lo, C. H. Hsu, Y. H. Chang, C. S. Lee, K. H. Chen, and L. C. Chen, Nat. Nanotechnol. 2, 770 (2007). [CrossRef]
  10. B. G. Prevo, E. W. Hon, and O. D. Velev, J. Mater. Chem. 17, 791 (2007). [CrossRef]
  11. Y. Zhao, J. S. Wang, and G. Z. Mao, Opt. Lett. 30, 1885 (2005). [CrossRef]
  12. H. Jiang, K. Yu, and Y. C. Wang, Opt. Lett. 32, 575 (2007). [CrossRef]
  13. B. T. Liu and W. D. Yeh, Thin Solid Films 518, 6015 (2010). [CrossRef]
  14. D. Lee, M. F. Rubner, and R. E. Cohen, Nano Lett. 6, 2305 (2006). [CrossRef]
  15. N. C. Linn, C. H. Sun, P. Jiang, and B. Jiang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 101108 (2007). [CrossRef]
  16. J. Zhu, Z. F. Yu, G. F. Burkhard, C. M. Hsu, S. T. Connor, Y. Q. Xu, Q. Wang, M. McGehee, S. H. Fan, and Y. Cui, Nano Lett. 9, 279 (2009). [CrossRef]
  17. B. M. Phillips, P. Jiang, and B. Jiang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 191103 (2011). [CrossRef]
  18. W. Stöber, A. Fink, and E. Bohn, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 26, 62 (1968). [CrossRef]
  19. A. S. Dimitrov and K. Nagayama, Langmuir 12, 1303 (1996). [CrossRef]
  20. T. A. Birks, P. J. Roberts, P. S. J. Russel, D. M. Atkin, and T. J. Shepherd, Electron. Lett. 31, 1941 (1995). [CrossRef]
  21. J. Jin, The Finite Element Method in Electromagnetics, 2nd ed. (Wiley, 2002).
  22. W. L. Min, B. Jiang, and P. Jiang, Adv. Mater. 20, 3914 (2008). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited