Synthesis of Periodically Structured Titania Nanotube Films and Their Potential for Photonic Applications

Authors

  • Jia Lin,

    1. Department of Physics, The State Key Laboratory on Fiber Optic Local Area Communication, Networks and Advanced Optical Communication Systems, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Rd., Shanghai 200240, China
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    1. These authors contributed equally to this work.
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  • Kun Liu,

    1. Department of Physics, The State Key Laboratory on Fiber Optic Local Area Communication, Networks and Advanced Optical Communication Systems, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Rd., Shanghai 200240, China
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    1. These authors contributed equally to this work.
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  • Xianfeng Chen

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Physics, The State Key Laboratory on Fiber Optic Local Area Communication, Networks and Advanced Optical Communication Systems, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Rd., Shanghai 200240, China
    • Department of Physics, The State Key Laboratory on Fiber Optic Local Area Communication, Networks and Advanced Optical Communication Systems, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Rd., Shanghai 200240, China.
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Abstract

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Periodically structured titania nanotubes are designed and fabricated by current-pulse anodization to create 3D photonic crystal films operating at visible wavelengths, for photon manipulation. In contrast to previous studies, this method combines all the advantages of large-area, low-cost, transparent, flexible, and complete-bandgap materials.

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