23 February 2010 Photonic crystal switching by the electrophoretic movement of dye ions
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Glancing angle deposition (GLAD) facilitates the fabrication of nanostructured thin films with varying density, using a motion control algorithm governing substrate movements during film growth, which engineerings the film structure. Film architectures for specific optical applications including photonic crystals are easily produced with GLAD. A challenge in the photonic crystal field has been the realization of in-situ control of optical characteristics. We have demonstrated partial control of stopband optical characteristics using an electric field in a GLAD 1D photonic crystal by the electrophoretic movement of absorbing dye ions.
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Joshua D. Krabbe, Joshua D. Krabbe, Michael J. Brett, Michael J. Brett, "Photonic crystal switching by the electrophoretic movement of dye ions", Proc. SPIE 7609, Photonic and Phononic Crystal Materials and Devices X, 760915 (23 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.842110; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.842110
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