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Title: Strong fluorescence suppression in polymer inverse opals
Authors: Demeyer, Pieter-Jan
Verbiest, Thierry
Clays, Koen
Issue Date: 24-Jun-2013
Conference: Collaborative Conference on Materials Research (CCMR) 2013 location:Jeju Island, South Korea date:24-28 June 2013
Abstract: Modern demands for high speed telecommunication and data processing have created the need for advanced materials that allow active manipulation of light waves. Subsequent research has shown that photonic crystals provide excellent candidates to accommodate these needs. Photonic crystals are a relatively new class of materials in which the refractive index is periodic in 1, 2 or 3 dimensions. This periodicity gives rise to a photonic band gap which in turn provides selective reflection of certain wavelengths of light. Another interesting property of photonic crystals is the anomalous dispersion that occurs close to the photonic band gap (i.e. at the band edge). The anomalous dispersion causes the group velocity of light to decrease considerably, allowing stronger interactions between the travelling light and the material of which the photonic crystal consists
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IMa
Appears in Collections:Molecular Imaging and Photonics

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