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Self-assembly around curved surfaces
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Paper Abstract

We present a parametric study of self-assembled photonic crystal growth as a function of radius of curvature. To do this, we used a combination of microscope slides, glass capillaries and optical fibres as substrates to grow the self-assembled films on. Microscope and SEM images, as well as broadband transmission spectra were used to characterise the crystal, and the effect the changing surface curvature had on the crystal quality. Limitations for fabricating the crystals on highly curved surfaces will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 January 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6801, Photonics: Design, Technology, and Packaging III, 68011A (17 January 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.769338
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Luke A. Stewart, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
Graham D. Marshall, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
Judith M. Dawes, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
Michael J. Withford, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
Adel Rahmani, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
Univ. of Technology (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6801:
Photonics: Design, Technology, and Packaging III
Wieslaw Z. Krolikowski; Costas M. Soukoulis; Ping Koy Lam; Timothy J. Davis; Shanhui Fan; Yuri S. Kivshar, Editor(s)

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