Fabrication and optical properties of metal-coated non-close-packed colloidal crystals

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We present a study of optical transmission through metal-coated non-close-packed colloidal crystals. The arrays combine semi-shell particles and circular holes simultaneously. We show that the optical response of the structures can be tuned by altering the size of the semi-shell particles and holes. The non-close-packed colloidal crystals were fabricated using modified nanosphere lithography and reactive ion etching.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)633-640
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Nonlinear Optical Physics and Materials
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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  • Extraordinary optical transmission, Metal film, Non-close-packed colloidal crystals

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