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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 1 — Jan. 19, 2007

Fabry–Perot etalons using colloidal photonic crystal mirrors

Jianzhao Li, Ladan E. Abolghasemi, Peter R. Herman, Vladimir Kitaev, and Geoffrey A. Ozin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 24, pp. 3591-3593 (2006)

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Fabry–Perot etalons have been fabricated with 3D colloidal photonic crystal mirrors. The colloid films were optimized for high reflection and low loss to provide good finesse values in the 1200– 1700 nm spectral range. A cavity quality factor of 2400 and a finesse of 8 together with sharp 0.5 nm wide resonance transmission peaks are reported that attest to the relatively good optical quality of the three-dimensionally structured films and the promise of self-assembly colloidal crystal chemistry in providing novel microporous optical interferometers for potential applications such as environmental and biological sensing.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2230) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fabry-Perot
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: July 24, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 22, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 25, 2006
Published: November 22, 2006

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Jianzhao Li, Ladan E. Abolghasemi, Peter R. Herman, Vladimir Kitaev, and Geoffrey A. Ozin, "Fabry-Perot etalons using colloidal photonic crystal mirrors," Opt. Lett. 31, 3591-3593 (2006)

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