Synthesis, characterisation and applications of opals

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Synthetic opals have been designed and demonstrated for a range of applications in photonics. Because they can exhibit a photonic stopband in transmission and reflection, opals can control light emission for frequencies within the specified stopband. They are used as decorative or functional coatings for structures such as waveguides or sensors and are usually characterized using optical measurements and electron microscopy. Both opals and inverse opals are readily fabricated in large areas using a variety of methods and materials and they are powerful tools to study the control of light at the nanoscale.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNano-optics
Subtitle of host publicationfundamentals, experimental methods, and applications
EditorsSabu Thomas, Yves Grohens, Guillaume Vignaud, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Jemy James
Place of PublicationAmsterdam, Netherlands
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9780128183922
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameMicro and Nano Technologies Series


  • Synthesis opals
  • characterisation opals
  • applications opals


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