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Stochastic resonance in photonic crystal growth
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Paper Abstract

We study the role of noise during the growth process of opal-based photonic crystals, and demonstrate that noise significantly improves their structural properties. We observe a stochastic resonance-like behaviour, where the ordering of the resulting structure improves up to a certain optimal noise level and then deteriorates for larger noise volumes. This demonstrates that noise can have a nontrivial effect when applied during a non-equilibrium pattern forming process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 June 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6603, Noise and Fluctuations in Photonics, Quantum Optics, and Communications, 660321 (13 June 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.724561
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Andreas Amann, Tyndall National Institute (Ireland)
Worawut Khunsin, Tyndall National Institute (Ireland)
Gudrun Kocher, Tyndall National Institute (Ireland)
Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres, Tyndall National Institute (Ireland)
Eoin P. O'Reilly, Tyndall National Institute (Ireland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6603:
Noise and Fluctuations in Photonics, Quantum Optics, and Communications
Leon Cohen, Editor(s)

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