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Optical and electronic applications of sculptured thin films
Author(s): Vijayakumar C. Venugopal; Akhlesh Lakhtakia; Elif Ertekin
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Paper Abstract

As sculptured thin films (STFs) have a nano-engineered morphology (comprising 3 - 5 nm clusters) STFs with desired electromagnetic properties in the optical, infrared, millimeter wave and even microwave regimes can be tailored. With the development of specialized fabrication techniques on the upswing, device-oriented studies on STFs are gaining impetus. We focus on five possible applications of STFs: (1) laser mirrors and notch filters, (2) rugate-like filters, (3) optical gas concentration sensors, (4) optical interconnects, and (5) ultra-low permittivity barriers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3790, Engineered Nanostructural Films and Materials, (30 June 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.351252
Show Author Affiliations
Vijayakumar C. Venugopal, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Akhlesh Lakhtakia, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Elif Ertekin, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3790:
Engineered Nanostructural Films and Materials
Akhlesh Lakhtakia; Russell F. Messier, Editor(s)

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