Title

Self-Assembled Nanoparticle Antireflection Coatings on Geometrically Complex Optical Surfaces

Published In

Optics Letters

Document Type

Citation

Publication Date

11-1-2018

Abstract

Here we report a simple and scalable electrostatics-assisted colloidal self-assembly technology for fabricating monolayer nanoparticle antireflection coatings on geometrically complex optical surfaces. By using a surface-modified glass volumetric flask with a long neck as a proof-of-concept demonstration, negatively charged silica nanoparticles with 110 nm diameter are electrostatically adsorbed on both the interior and exterior surfaces of the flask possessing positive surface charges. The self-assembled monolayer nanoparticle antireflection coatings can significantly improve light transmission through different regions of the flask with varied curvatures, as revealed by optical transmission measurements and numerical simulations using a simplified thin-film multilayer model.

DOI

10.1364/OL.43.005238

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/27786

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