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Nano-engineering of magnetic and ellipsoidal colloidal photonic crystals
Author(s): Wim Libaers; Tao Ding; Branko Kolaric; Renaud A. L. Vallée; John E. Wong; Koen Clays; Kai Song
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Paper Abstract

Photonic crystals have become an extremely active area of research, holding much potential for improvement and miniaturization of optical technology, just like semiconductors caused a revolution in electronics. A very popular sample to study in the visible region has been the synthetic opal, made by self-assembly processes from monodisperse dielectric spheres. Its high degree of symmetry and the nature of the dielectric materials usually employed do, however, limit its effectiveness in some ways. Here, we present an experimental investigation of modifications to these materials, adding enhanced magnetic interactions with the electromagnetic field and different shapes to the photonic crystal toolbox, as well as a combination of both.

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Date Published: 20 August 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7413, Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials IX, 74130P (20 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.824516
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Wim Libaers, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)
Tao Ding, Institute of Chemistry (China)
Branko Kolaric, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)
Univ. de Mons Hainaut (Belgium)
Renaud A. L. Vallée, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)
Ctr. de Recherche Paul Pascal, CNRS (France)
John E. Wong, RWTH Aachen Univ. (Germany)
Koen Clays, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)
Kai Song, Institute of Chemistry (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7413:
Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials IX
Theodore G. Goodson III, Editor(s)

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