New communication in Agewandte Chemie

posted Aug 25, 2011, 12:47 PM by Shin-Hyun Kim   [ updated Aug 26, 2011, 7:21 AM ]
A communication in Angewandte Chemie on chirped 3D photonic crystals has been accepted for publication.

Chirped 3D photonic crystals have been created using colloidal particle diffusion in a photocurable medium. The variations in lattice constant create a color gradient that spanned the entire visible range. By combining the functionality of chirped photonic crystals with a CMOS sensor array, a miniaturized on-chip spectrometer system with a minimum resolution of 0.09 nm is developed. Diffusion-driven structural transformations may open new avenues for engineering the optical properties of 3D photonic crystals.

Shin-Hyun Kim, Woong Chan Jeong, Hyerim Hwang and Seung-Man Yang, “Robust Chirped Photonic Crystals Created by Controlled Colloidal Diffusion,” Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Accepted for publication (2011).