Carbon nanofiber-based photonic crystals - Fabrication, diffraction and ellipsometry investigations

Robert Rehammar, Roger Magnusson, Andreas Lassesson, Hans Arwin, Jari Kinaret, Eleanor Campbell

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Carbon nanofibers were used as building blocks for two-dimensional photonic crystal slabs. Electron beam lithography and chemical vapor deposition were used to fabricate regular arrays and random patterns of nanofibers. The optical properties of the samples were investigated using a diffraction measurement setup, as well as reflection ellipsometry. We find that carbon nanofiber regularity has a strong effect on both diffractive and specular optical properties. This shows that ellipsometry can be a valuable tool to study properties of carbon nanofiber arrays. It also shows that carbon nanofibers provide an interesting candidate as building blocks for nanostructured optical components.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCarbon-Based Electronic Devices - Processing, Performance and Reliability
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2011
Event2010 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 29 Nov 20103 Dec 2010

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Conference2010 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA


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