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25 May 2005 3D luminescent photonic crystal structures
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We report the fabrication of photonic crystal phosphors by atomic layer deposition and the subsequent removal of self-assembled opal templates. ZnS:Mn and TiO2 inverse opals as well as ZnS:Mn/TiO2 composite inverse opals were formed. Shifts in the G-L photonic band gap positions were confirmed by reflectivity and transmission measurements and were consistent with photonic band structure calculations. The peak positions confirm that filling terminates at ~86% of the pore volume in agreement the maximum possible filling fraction for the “shell” infiltration of an opal structure. For TiO2 depositions, SEM and AFM analysis reveals ultra-smooth highly conformal films. In addition, infiltration control to < 1 nm was achieved, making fine-tuning of PC properties possible. Significant changes were observed in the emission characteristics for composite ZnS:Mn/TiO2 photonic crystals. This work demonstrates that precisely controlling the placement of materials is possible by ALD, enabling the fabrication of “optimized” structures, including those which modify emission properties.
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C. J. Summers, E. Graugnard, and J. S. King "3D luminescent photonic crystal structures", Proc. SPIE 5801, Cockpit and Future Displays for Defense and Security, (25 May 2005);


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