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Scattering, propagation, and polarization changes of light in nanoporous anodic alumina
Author(s): Andrey A. Lutich; Igor S. Molchan; Nicolai V. Gaponenko; Sergey V. Gaponenko
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Paper Abstract

We report on anisotropic light scattering in nanoporous anodic alumina. Light coming at various angles with respect to the pore axis was found to be scattered predominantly in the solid angle adjacent to the pore axis. Such scattering indicatrix we explain in the terms of redistributed local density of photon states in irregular nanostructured materials. In the case of porous alumina local density of photon states and light scattering probability are increased in the direction of the pore axis. We demonstrate by the example of PAA that nanostructured aperiodic materials can possess birefringent properties. We demonstrate and explain formation of the scattering rings by transmitted laser light in birefringent nanoporous anodic alumina.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6258, ICONO 2005: Novel Photonics Materials: Physics and Optical Diagnostics of Nanostructures, 62580J (9 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.677122
Show Author Affiliations
Andrey A. Lutich, Institute of Molecular and Atomic Physics (Belarus)
Igor S. Molchan, Belarusian State Univ. of Informatics and Radioelectronics (Belarus)
Nicolai V. Gaponenko, Belarusian State Univ. of Informatics and Radioelectronics (Belarus)
Sergey V. Gaponenko, Institute of Molecular and Atomic Physics (Belarus)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6258:
ICONO 2005: Novel Photonics Materials: Physics and Optical Diagnostics of Nanostructures
Valentin Dmitriev; Vladimir Shalaev; Vladimir Shuvalov; Nikolay Zheludev, Editor(s)

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