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Flexible and transferable one-dimensional photonic crystals based on polymer infiltrated nanoparticle multilayers
Author(s): Mauricio E. Calvo; Hernán Míguez
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Paper Abstract

Herein we present a series of self standing, flexible and transferable one-dimensional photonic crystal obtained through infiltration of a polymer solution in a porous stack prepared by alternating deposition of layers of TiO2 and SiO2 nanoparticles. Since the mesostructure is uniformly filled by the polymer, it is possible to lift off the hybrid multilayers using an adequate thermal treatment to obtain a multifunctional material that combines the optical properties of the periodic nanoporous multilayer and the structural and physic-chemical characteristics of the polymer used. The use of these hybrid 1DPCs as flexible interference filters, or as 1DPC to any kind of substrate is demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7713, Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices IX, 771318 (18 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.854205
Show Author Affiliations
Mauricio E. Calvo, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Sevilla (CSIC-US) (Spain)
Hernán Míguez, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Sevilla (CSIC-US) (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7713:
Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices IX
Hernán R. Míguez; Sergei G. Romanov; Lucio Claudio Andreani; Christian Seassal, Editor(s)

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