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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2008
  • pp: 461–463

Chemosorption-related shift of a photonic bandgap in photoconductive ZnO inverse opal

Worawut Khunsin, Sergei G. Romanov, Michael Scharrer, Larry K. Aagesen, Robert P. H. Chang, and Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 5, pp. 461-463 (2008)

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A change of up to 40% of the relative transmission at the photonic bandgap edge has been observed in photoconductive inverted ZnO opals under ultraviolet laser irradiation. This effect has been related to the irradiation-stimulated change of the refraction index of the photonic crystal. The desorption (chemosorption) of oxygen molecules on the surface of the ZnO backbone leading to destruction (formation) of a depletion layer at the ZnO surface has been suggested as the mechanism responsible for the slow variation of polarizability of the inverted ZnO opal.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(160.5293) Materials : Photonic bandgap materials
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals

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Original Manuscript: January 3, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 26, 2008
Published: February 25, 2008

Worawut Khunsin, Sergei G. Romanov, Michael Scharrer, Larry K. Aagesen, Robert P. H. Chang, and Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres, "Chemosorption-related shift of a photonic bandgap in photoconductive ZnO inverse opal," Opt. Lett. 33, 461-463 (2008)

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