Frontiers of Physics

, 12:124205 | Cite as

Spectral blueshift as a three-dimensional structure-ordering process

  • Jun-Ying Huang
  • Zu-Hui Wu
  • Ji-Ping Huang
Research article


The transmission spectra of a TiO2-silicone oil suspension in an increasing external electric field are studied. As the electric field increases, the structure of the suspension changes from a disordered one to an ordered one. Interestingly, the transmission spectra blueshift in this structure-ordering process. Furthermore, the relative transmission spectra exhibit Fano-like asymmetric line shapes. The deviation ratio of each asymmetric line shape increases monotonously as the disorder of the suspension decreases. We suggest that this blueshift phenomenon can be used to characterize the disorder strength of three-dimensional systems.


disordered medium light propagation transmission spectrum blueshift 



We thank Biqin Dong, Jian Chang, Haiwei Yin, Yafeng Zhang, Yiwen Zhang, Xiangying Shen, Yanwen Tan, and Jian Zi for their fruitful helps and discussions. The financial support of the Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality (Grant No. 16ZR1445100) is gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics, State Key Laboratory of Surface Physics, and Key Laboratory of Micro and Nano Photonic Structures (MOE)Fudan UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Collaborative Innovation Center of Advanced MicrostructuresNanjingChina

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