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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2011
  • pp: 4272–4274

Effect of varying pore size of AAO films on refractive index and birefringence measured by prism coupling technique

Su-Hyun Gong, Arnaud Stolz, Gi-Hwan Myeong, Elhadj Dogheche, Anisha Gokarna, Sang-Wan Ryu, Didier Decoster, and Yong-Hoon Cho  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 21, pp. 4272-4274 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.004272


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Abstract

Anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) films with different pore sizes were prepared to modulate the effective refractive index and birefringence. To investigate the relationship between the refractive index and the pore size of the AAO film, optical constants were obtained using a prism coupler with various lasers. With experimental results, the dispersion curve of alumina itself without pores was extracted using a theoretical anisotropic model. We demonstrated that AAO films could offer a wide range of refractive index and birefringence values for optical device applications. Furthermore, index profiles as a function of the thickness of the AAO films were obtained by inverse Wentzel- Kramer-Brillouin approximation to examine the optical homogeneity.

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OCIS Codes
(120.4530) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical constants
(260.2065) Physical optics : Effective medium theory
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Thin Films

History
Original Manuscript: July 22, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 2, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 2, 2011
Published: October 31, 2011

Citation
Su-Hyun Gong, Arnaud Stolz, Gi-Hwan Myeong, Elhadj Dogheche, Anisha Gokarna, Sang-Wan Ryu, Didier Decoster, and Yong-Hoon Cho, "Effect of varying pore size of AAO films on refractive index and birefringence measured by prism coupling technique," Opt. Lett. 36, 4272-4274 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-21-4272

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