Structural Colors from Fano Resonances
Author(s)Wang, Imbert; Shen, Yichen; Rinnerbauer, Veronika; Stelmakh, Veronika; Joannopoulos, John; Soljacic, Marin; ... Show more Show less
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Structural coloration is an interference phenomenon where colors emerge when visible light interacts with nanoscopically structured material and has recently become a most interesting scientific and engineering topic. However, current structural color generation mechanisms either require thick (compared to the wavelength) structures or lack dynamic tunability. This report proposes a new structural color generation mechanism that produces colors by the Fano resonance effect on thin photonic crystal slab. We experimentally realize the proposed idea by fabricating the samples that show resonance-induced colors with weak dependence on the viewing angle. Finally, we show that the resonance-induced colors can be dynamically tuned by stretching the photonic crystal slab fabricated on an elastic substrate.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Shen, Yichen; Rinnerbauer, Veronika; Wang, Imbert; Stelmakh, Veronika; Joannopoulos, John D. and Soljačić, Marin. “Structural Colors from Fano Resonances.” ACS Photonics 2, 1 (January 2015): 27–32 © 2014 American Chemical Society