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Transport of light in amorphous photonic materials

Reufer, Mathias ; Rojas-Ochoa, Luis Fernando ; Eiden, Stefanie ; Sáenz, Juan José ; Scheffold, Frank

In: Applied Physics Letters, 2007, vol. 91, no. 17, p. 171904

Amorphous photonic materials based on dense assemblies of high refractive index spherical particles are presented. Light transmission through these photonic glasses shows a nontrivial wavelength dependence. The transmission spectra can be quantitatively reproduced by modeling the optical properties starting from their building blocks. Our results emphasize the relevance of including short range... Plus

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    Summary
    Amorphous photonic materials based on dense assemblies of high refractive index spherical particles are presented. Light transmission through these photonic glasses shows a nontrivial wavelength dependence. The transmission spectra can be quantitatively reproduced by modeling the optical properties starting from their building blocks. Our results emphasize the relevance of including short range order correlations and an appropriate effective refractive index in the analysis of light transmission through amorphous photonic materials.