Broad-band and Omnidirectional Antireflection Coatings Based on Semiconductor Nanorods

Silke L. Diedenhofen, Gabriele Vecchi, Rienk E. Algra, Alex Hartsuiker, Otto L. Muskens, George Immink, Erik P.A.M. Bakkers, Willem L. Vos, Jaime Gómez Rivas

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A broad-band and omnidirectional antireflection coating consisting of semiconductor nanowires is fabricated. The reflection is reduced due to a graded refractive index, which is achieved by a certain nanorod-length distribution of cylindrical and conically shaped rods. An increased transmission and, accordingly, a reduced reflection are demonstrated for the visible and near-infrared parts of the spectrum.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)973-978
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced materials
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Thin films
  • Chemical vapor deposition
  • GaP
  • Semiconductor
  • Nanorods


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