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
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)