Biomimetics: Small 9/2010

Authors

  • Young Min Song,

    1. Department of Information and Communication Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology 1 Oryong-dong, Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-712 (Korea)
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  • Sung Jun Jang,

    1. Department of Information and Communication Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology 1 Oryong-dong, Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-712 (Korea)
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  • Jae Su Yu,

    1. Department of Electronic and Radio Engineering Kyung Hee University 1 Seocheon-dong, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do 446-701 (Korea)
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  • Yong Tak Lee

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Nanobio Materials and Electronics School of Photon Science and Technology Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology 1 Oryong-dong, Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-712 (Korea)
    2. Department of Information and Communication Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology 1 Oryong-dong, Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-712 (Korea)
    • Department of Nanobio Materials and Electronics School of Photon Science and Technology Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology 1 Oryong-dong, Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-712 (Korea).
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Abstract

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The cover image shows a scanning electron microscopy image of bioinspired subwavelength structures (SWS) with parabolic shape, which are fabricated by simple process steps based on the combination of laser interference lithography, thermal reflow, and subsequent pattern transfer. The insets depict the reflected light from the flat surface (top) and parabola-shaped SWS (bottom), respectively. The fabricated SWS with parabolic shape show antireflection properties over a broader wavelength range compared to that of a flat surface and even conventional cone-shaped SWS, thus opening up new possibilities for various optoelectronic device applications to improve optical performance. For more information, please read the Communication “Bioinspired Parabola Subwavelength Structures for Improved Broadband Antireflection” by Y. T. Lee el al., beginning on page 984.

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