15 September 2017 Biomimetic plasmonic color generated by the single-layer coaxial honeycomb nanostructure arrays
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Abstract
We proposed a periodic coaxial honeycomb nanostructure array patterned in a silver film to realize the plasmonic structural color, which was inspired from natural honeybee hives. The spectral characteristics of the structure with variant geometrical parameters are investigated by employing a finite-difference time-domain method, and the corresponding colors are thus derived by calculating XYZ tristimulus values corresponding with the transmission spectra. The study demonstrates that the suggested structure with only a single layer has high transmission, narrow full-width at half-maximum, and wide color tunability by changing geometrical parameters. Therefore, the plasmonic colors realized possess a high color brightness, saturation, as well as a wide color gamut. In addition, the strong polarization independence makes it more attractive for practical applications. These results indicate that the recommended color-generating plasmonic structure has various potential applications in highly integrated optoelectronic devices, such as color filters and high-definition displays.
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Jiancun Zhao, Bo Gao, Haoyong Li, Xiaochang Yu, Xiaoming Yang, Yiting Yu, "Biomimetic plasmonic color generated by the single-layer coaxial honeycomb nanostructure arrays," Journal of Nanophotonics 11(3), 036020 (15 September 2017). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JNP.11.036020 . Submission: Received: 14 June 2017; Accepted: 29 August 2017
Received: 14 June 2017; Accepted: 29 August 2017; Published: 15 September 2017
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