Applied Physics A

, Volume 81, Issue 5, pp 911–913 | Cite as

Photonic properties of silicon-coated colloidal monolayers

  • L. Landström
  • D. Brodoceanu
  • N. Arnold
  • K. Piglmayer
  • D. Bäuerle
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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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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Landström
    • 1
  • D. Brodoceanu
    • 1
  • N. Arnold
    • 1
  • K. Piglmayer
    • 1
  • D. Bäuerle
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Angewandte PhysikJohannes-Kepler-Universität LinzLinzAustria

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