Chapter 7. Ultra-low Refractive Index Mesoporous Substrates for Waveguide Structures

  1. Prof. Ralf B. Wehrspohn3,4,
  2. Prof. H.-S. Kitzerow5 and
  3. Prof. Kurt Busch6
  1. D. Konjhodzic1,
  2. S. Schröter2 and
  3. F. Marlow1

Published Online: 4 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527621880.ch7

Nanophotonic Materials: Photonic Crystals, Plasmonics, and Metamaterials

Nanophotonic Materials: Photonic Crystals, Plasmonics, and Metamaterials

How to Cite

Konjhodzic, D., Schröter, S. and Marlow, F. (2008) Ultra-low Refractive Index Mesoporous Substrates for Waveguide Structures, in Nanophotonic Materials: Photonic Crystals, Plasmonics, and Metamaterials (eds R. B. Wehrspohn, H.-S. Kitzerow and K. Busch), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527621880.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Fraunhofer-Institute for Mechanics of Materials, Halle; Germany

  2. 4

    Martin-Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Institute of Physics, 06099 Halle, Germany

  3. 5

    Department of Physical Chemistry FB13, University of Paderborn, Faculty of Science, Warburger Str. 100, 33098 Paderborn, Germany

  4. 6

    Universität Karlsruhe, Institute of Thoeretical Solid State Physics, 76128 Karlsruhe, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Max-Planck-Institut für, Kohlenforschung (Coal Research), Kaiser-Wilhelm-Platz 1, 45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany

  2. 2

    Institute of Photonic Technology, Albert-Einstein Str. 9, 07745 Jena, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 20 FEB 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527408580

Online ISBN: 9783527621880

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Keywords:

  • nanophotonic materials;
  • photonic crystals;
  • ultra-low refractive index;
  • mesoporous substrates;
  • waveguide structures

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Mesoporous Films

    • Fabrication of Mesoporous Silica Films

      • General Remarks

      • Preparation Details

    • Characterization and Structure Determination of MSFs

    • Optical Properties of MSFs

    • Synthesis Mechanism

  • MSFs as Substrates for Waveguide Structures

    • Polymer Waveguides

    • Ta2O5 Waveguides and 2D PhC Structures

    • PZT Films

  • Conclusions

  • References