The authors are grateful for financial support by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in the frame of priority program, Schwerpunktprogramm 1165 (SPP 1165: KN 224/15–1). J. K. Kim acknowledges the support of the Creative Research Initiative Program by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF).
Thin Films of Block Copolymers as Planar Optical Waveguides†
Article first published online: 1 SEP 2005
Copyright © 2005 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 17, Issue 20, pages 2442–2446, October, 2005
How to Cite
Kim, D. H., Lau, K. H. A., Robertson, J. W. F., Lee, O.-J., Jeong, U., Lee, J. I., Hawker, C. J., Russell, T. P., Kim, J. K. and Knoll, W. (2005), Thin Films of Block Copolymers as Planar Optical Waveguides. Adv. Mater., 17: 2442–2446. doi: 10.1002/adma.200500170
- Issue published online: 7 OCT 2005
- Article first published online: 1 SEP 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 JUL 2005
- Manuscript Received: 24 JAN 2005
- Block copolymers;
- Surface plasmon resonance;
- Thin films, polymer;
- Waveguides, optical
Thin films of diblock copolymers with cylindrical microdomains oriented normal to the film plane are employed as planar optical waveguides in the Kretschmann configuration (see Figure). Their waveguiding properties were investigated by optical waveguide spectroscopy. The dielectric constants and the film thickness of the block copolymer layer can be independently obtained from fitting between the waveguide patterns for s- and p-polarization and Fresnel calculations.