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Variation of a photonic crystal color with the Miller indices of the exposed surface
Author(s): Jean Pol Vigneron; Virginie Lousse
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Paper Abstract

The optical reflectance of photonic-crystal films is revisited, while focussing on the variety of coloration produced by different surface orientations. The needed tools for this analysis are first described. These include a number of simple rules that help locating the useful spectral features of the photonic-crystal reflectance with a minimal knowledge of the structure, and make explicit a full multiple-scattering algorithm (often cited, but not explicitly described so far) for the precise computation of reflectance spectra. It is seen that a face-centered cubic structure of low refractive index can span a wide region of the chromaticity diagram with just a few high-symmetry surfaces.

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Date Published: 1 March 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6128, Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices IV, 61281G (1 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.646835
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Jean Pol Vigneron, Univ. Notre-Dame de la Paix (Belgium)
Virginie Lousse, Univ. Notre-Dame de la Paix (Belgium)
Stanford Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6128:
Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices IV
Ali Adibi; Shawn-Yu Lin; Axel Scherer, Editor(s)

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