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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1007–1019

Photonic properties of titania inverse opal heterostructures

Hooi Sing Lee, Roman Kubrin, Robert Zierold, Alexander Yu. Petrov, Kornelius Nielsch, Gerold A. Schneider, and Manfred Eich  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 3, Issue 8, pp. 1007-1019 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.3.001007


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Abstract

Titania inverse opal heterostructures demonstrating two distinctive photonic stopgaps were fabricated by repetitive vertical self-assembly and atomic layer deposition (ALD). Angle resolved reflectance measurements of the inverse opal heterostructure are reported for the first time. The comparison with the spectra of constituents show that the ΓL stopgaps of the heterostructure obey the superposition principle and the angular dispersion of their stopgaps is well-fitted with the modified Bragg’s law at low incidence angles. Numerical simulations were used to predict the dominant features in the reflectance spectra. The total (specular and diffuse) transmission and reflectance measurements of the single inverse opals and the heterostructure reveal that the diffuse scattering could severely impair the photonic properties of the buried layers in the multi-stack photonic crystal (PhC) configurations. Ascending stacking is proposed as a means to improve the performance of the multi-layer coatings.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5700) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Reflection
(120.5820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Scattering measurements
(160.5293) Materials : Photonic bandgap materials
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals
(310.6188) Thin films : Spectral properties

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

History
Original Manuscript: February 11, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 24, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 24, 2013
Published: July 2, 2013

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Optical Ceramics (2013) Optical Materials Express

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Hooi Sing Lee, Roman Kubrin, Robert Zierold, Alexander Yu. Petrov, Kornelius Nielsch, Gerold A. Schneider, and Manfred Eich, "Photonic properties of titania inverse opal heterostructures," Opt. Mater. Express 3, 1007-1019 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-3-8-1007


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