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31 July 2007 Single-crystal opal films and heterostructures
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Proceedings Volume 6728, ICONO 2007: Novel Photonics Materials; Optics and Optical Diagnostics of Nanostructures; 67280K (2007)
Event: The International Conference on Coherent and Nonlinear Optics, 2007, Minsk, Belarus
Formation of single-crystal opal films from a suspension of monodisperse spherical silica particles in a dynamic meniscus area is treated as nanocrystallization involving interparticle interaction forces. Preparation of high-quality photonic-crystal films with a reflection coefficient in the photonic band gap up to 95% is based on the concept of equilibrium crystallization. In practice, this process occurs through the correction of oppositely directed interparticle interaction forces down to a quasi-equilibrium state. Two- and three-layer heterostructures have been produced from single-crystal films with various sizes of silica spheres. Well-resolved allowed ranges within photonic band gaps have been detected for three-layer heterostructures, suggesting interesting applications of photonic crystals.
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D. V. Kalinin and V. V. Serdobitseva "Single-crystal opal films and heterostructures", Proc. SPIE 6728, ICONO 2007: Novel Photonics Materials; Optics and Optical Diagnostics of Nanostructures, 67280K (31 July 2007);


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