The authors thank DARPA (Grant Number: N66001-01-1-8938) and the National Science Foundation through a CAREER award (Grant No. DMR-0236692) (SHF) for financial support.
Electric-Field-Induced Rejection-Wavelength Tuning of Photonic-Bandgap Composites†
Article first published online: 6 SEP 2005
Copyright © 2005 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 17, Issue 20, pages 2463–2467, October, 2005
How to Cite
Xia, J., Ying, Y. and Foulger, S. H. (2005), Electric-Field-Induced Rejection-Wavelength Tuning of Photonic-Bandgap Composites. Adv. Mater., 17: 2463–2467. doi: 10.1002/adma.200501166
- Issue published online: 7 OCT 2005
- Article first published online: 6 SEP 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 13 JUL 2005
- Manuscript Received: 6 JUN 2005
- Composite materials;
- Electro-optical materials;
- Photonic crystals
Rejection-wavelength tuning is achieved by combining the mechanochromic response of photonic bandgap composites with the intrinsic electroactive properties of dielectric thin films. By straining the composite electrode, the photonic crystal interparticle lattice constant is varied in situ (see Figure). These simple-to-make films may find use in photonic devices that require a compact light-propagation controlling component.