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13 June 2007 Stochastic resonance in photonic crystal growth
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Proceedings Volume 6603, Noise and Fluctuations in Photonics, Quantum Optics, and Communications; 660321 (2007)
Event: SPIE Fourth International Symposium on Fluctuations and Noise, 2007, Florence, Italy
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.
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Andreas Amann, Worawut Khunsin, Gudrun Kocher, Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres, and Eoin P. O'Reilly "Stochastic resonance in photonic crystal growth", Proc. SPIE 6603, Noise and Fluctuations in Photonics, Quantum Optics, and Communications, 660321 (13 June 2007);

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