Applied Physics A

, Volume 81, Issue 5, pp 911–913

Photonic properties of silicon-coated colloidal monolayers

Authors

  • L. Landström
    • Institut für Angewandte PhysikJohannes-Kepler-Universität Linz
  • D. Brodoceanu
    • Institut für Angewandte PhysikJohannes-Kepler-Universität Linz
  • N. Arnold
    • Institut für Angewandte PhysikJohannes-Kepler-Universität Linz
  • K. Piglmayer
    • Institut für Angewandte PhysikJohannes-Kepler-Universität Linz
    • Institut für Angewandte PhysikJohannes-Kepler-Universität Linz
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DOI: 10.1007/s00339-005-3309-y

Cite this article as:
Landström, L., Brodoceanu, D., Arnold, N. et al. Appl. Phys. A (2005) 81: 911. doi:10.1007/s00339-005-3309-y

Abstract

The spectral dependence of the optical transmission through hexagonal monolayers of silica (a-SiO2) microspheres covered with different amounts of amorphous silicon (a-Si) is studied. The strong changes in the spectral transmissivity can be semi-quantitatively understood by the coupling of the incident electromagnetic field to photonic modes of the combined structure consisting of the hexagonal lattice of a-SiO2 microspheres and a-Si.

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