Guided mode resonance (GMR) filters are highly functional micro-optics capable of narrowband spectral filtering. GMR devices have previously been demonstrated on flat substrates using a wide range of materials and configurations. In this Letter, we apply a soft lithographic technique followed by the deposition of dielectric layers to generate GMR filters on a concave lens surface. Resonances of the resulting conformal GMR filters are experimentally measured and characterized, and the results are compared to the performance of similar GMR filters fabricated on flat surfaces.
© 2011 Optical Society of America
Optical Design and Fabrication
Original Manuscript: January 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 1, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 1, 2011
Published: March 25, 2011
Aaron T. Cannistra, Menelaos K. Poutous, Eric G. Johnson, and Thomas J. Suleski, "Performance of conformal guided mode resonance filters," Opt. Lett. 36, 1155-1157 (2011)