Optical transmission of photonic colloidal crystals

W. L. Vos*, C. M. van Kats, M. Megens, P. Boesecke

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Currently, a great effort is put in making optical photonic crystals. This is driven by the goal to make optical band gaps, that are expected in suitable crystal structures for refractive index contrast m>2, and photonic parameters defined as the polarizability per volume - ψ=4πα/ν > 0.5. Colloidal suspensions consist of particles with radii or between approx. 1 and 1000 nm and thus naturally offer the correct length scales for optical experiments. To interpret optical experiments on photonic colloidal crystals, it is important to have information on the structure of the system. One such technique that can provide the needed information is the small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) method.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-optics Europe, CLEO/Europe 1996 - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 8 Sep 199613 Sep 1996


ConferenceConference on Lasers and Electro-optics Europe, CLEO/Europe 1996


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