Dichroic Optical Structures: Selective Dichroic Patterning by Nanosecond Laser Treatment of Ag Nanostripes (Adv. Mater. 7/2011)

Authors

  • Juan R. Sanchez-Valencia,

    1. Nanotechnology on Surfaces Laboratory, ICMSE: Materials Science Institute of Seville, CSIC-University of Seville, Avd. Americo Vespucio 49, 41092, Sevilla, Spain
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Johann Toudert,

    Corresponding author
    1. Nanotechnology on Surfaces Laboratory, ICMSE: Materials Science Institute of Seville, CSIC-University of Seville, Avd. Americo Vespucio 49, 41092, Sevilla, Spain
    • Nanotechnology on Surfaces Laboratory, ICMSE: Materials Science Institute of Seville, CSIC-University of Seville, Avd. Americo Vespucio 49, 41092, Sevilla, Spain.
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Ana Borras,

    Corresponding author
    1. Nanotechnology on Surfaces Laboratory, ICMSE: Materials Science Institute of Seville, CSIC-University of Seville, Avd. Americo Vespucio 49, 41092, Sevilla, Spain
    • Nanotechnology on Surfaces Laboratory, ICMSE: Materials Science Institute of Seville, CSIC-University of Seville, Avd. Americo Vespucio 49, 41092, Sevilla, Spain.
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Angel Barranco,

    1. Nanotechnology on Surfaces Laboratory, ICMSE: Materials Science Institute of Seville, CSIC-University of Seville, Avd. Americo Vespucio 49, 41092, Sevilla, Spain
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Ruth Lahoz,

    1. Materials Science Institute of Aragon, CSIC-University of Zaragoza, C/María de Luna 3, 50018, Zaragoza, Spain
    Search for more papers by this author
  • German F. de la Fuente,

    1. Materials Science Institute of Aragon, CSIC-University of Zaragoza, C/María de Luna 3, 50018, Zaragoza, Spain
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Fabian Frutos,

    1. Applied Physics Department, E.T.S. Ingeniería Informática, University of Seville, Avd. Reina Mercedes s/n, 41012 Seville, Spain
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Agustin R. Gonzalez-Elipe

    1. Nanotechnology on Surfaces Laboratory, ICMSE: Materials Science Institute of Seville, CSIC-University of Seville, Avd. Americo Vespucio 49, 41092, Sevilla, Spain
    Search for more papers by this author

Abstract

original image

The inside cover illustrates the fabrication process of dichroic optical patterns by nanosecond laser processing of silver-decorated, oriented SiO2 nanocolumns. Using this straightforward methodology, reported by Johann Toudert, Ana Borras, and co-workers on p. 848, it is possible to selectively tune the surface plasmon of the silver nanostripes along the visible range as a function of the laser power during the irradiation. These optical structures are of application for optical encryption and related applications.

Ancillary