3 years ago

Light-induced switching in pDTE - FICO 1D photonic structures.

Ilka Kriegel, Francesco Scotognella

We propose the design of 1D photonic crystals and microcavities in which fluorine-indium codoped cadmium oxide (FICO) nanocrystal based layers and layers of diarylethene-based polyester (pDTE) are alternated or embedded in a microcavity. The irradiation with UV light results in two different behaviours: i) it dopes the FICO nanocrystals inducing a blue shift of their plasmonic resonances; ii) it changes the real part of the refractive index of the photochromic pDTE polymer. These two behaviours are combined in the proposed photonic structures and can be useful for switchable filters and cavities for light emission.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1709.08741

DOI: arXiv:1709.08741v2

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