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Optical and morphological study of compound polymer opals
Author(s): Beatriz Hernandez-Juarez; Elisa Palacios-Lidon; Elizabeth Castillo-Martinez; Cefe Lopez
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Paper Abstract

An optical and morphological study has been carried out to understand the role of intrinsic defects in opal-based photonic crystals. The inherent polydispersity in sphere size distribution yields imperfect crystallizations and worsens the photonic properties of these systems. By doping poly-(mehtymethacrylate) thin films opals with polystyrene spheres of larger size it is possible to study the disorder caused by the dopants and the negative influence in the optical response. In addition, it is feasible to grow mixed structures (alloys) with intermediate photonic properties by mixing spheres of different nature and the same size.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5450, Photonic Crystal Materials and Nanostructures, (15 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.544964
Show Author Affiliations
Beatriz Hernandez-Juarez, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC (Spain)
Elisa Palacios-Lidon, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC (Spain)
Elizabeth Castillo-Martinez, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC (Spain)
Cefe Lopez, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5450:
Photonic Crystal Materials and Nanostructures
Richard M. De La Rue; Pierre Viktorovitch; Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres; Michele Midrio, Editor(s)

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