Self-assembly around curved surfaces

Luke A. Stewart, Graham D. Marshall, Judith M. Dawes, Michael J. Withford, Adel Rahmani

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We present a parametric study of self-assembled photonic crystal growth as a function of radius of curvature. To do this, we used a combination of microscope slides, glass capillaries and optical fibres as substrates to grow the self-assembled films on. Microscope and SEM images, as well as broadband transmission spectra were used to characterise the crystal, and the effect the changing surface curvature had on the crystal quality. Limitations for fabricating the crystals on highly curved surfaces will be presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhotonics: Design, Technology, and Packaging III
EditorsWieslaw Z. Krolikowski, Costas M. Soukoulis, Ping Koy Lam, Timothy J. Davis, Shanhui Fan, Yuri S. Kivshar
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780819469724
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventPhotonics: Design, Technology, and Packaging III - Canberra, Australia
Duration: 5 Dec 20077 Dec 2007


OtherPhotonics: Design, Technology, and Packaging III

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