TITLE

In situ tuning the optical properties of a cavity by wrinkling

AUTHOR(S)
Kolaric, Branko; Vandeparre, Hugues; Desprez, Sylvain; Vallée, Renaud A. L.; Damman, Pascal
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;1/25/2010, Vol. 96 Issue 4, p043119
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this letter we propose an original, in situ, approach to tune the optical properties of an optical cavity, based on the wrinkling of compressed metal/polymer multilayer thin films. This phenomenon is conceptually described, simulated, and experimentally confirmed. The main idea is to use wrinkling to modulate the effective refractive index of the upper interface. This modulation induces a spectral shift of the cavity modes. The work presented here constitutes a first step to the development of stretchable and curved photonics.
ACCESSION #
47807437

 

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