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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2005
  • pp: 1885–1887

Colloidal subwavelength nanostructures for antireflection optical coatings

Yang Zhao, Jinsong Wang, and Guangzhao Mao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 14, pp. 1885-1887 (2005)

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A two-dimensional (2D) subwavelength nanostructure for antireflection coating is fabricated upon a transparent substrate. Self-assembled 2D colloidal crystals are used as a nanoscale composite material with controlled thickness and low refractive index. The feature size of the structure is ∼105 nm. The structure is used for antireflection coating, and the measured reflectivity of a glass substrate is reduced to 0.3%. Enhanced transmission through the substrate is also observed.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films
(310.1210) Thin films : Antireflection coatings

Yang Zhao, Jinsong Wang, and Guangzhao Mao, "Colloidal subwavelength nanostructures for antireflection optical coatings," Opt. Lett. 30, 1885-1887 (2005)

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