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Nano Lett. 2008 May;8(5):1429-33. doi: 10.1021/nl080330y. Epub 2008 Apr 16.

Biomimetic interfaces for high-performance optics in the deep-UV light range.

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  • 1Max Planck Institute for Metals Research, Department of New Materials and Biosystems & University of Heidelberg, Department of Biophysical Chemistry, Heisenbergstrasse 3, D-70569 Stuttgart, Germany.

Abstract

We report an innovative approach for the fabrication of highly light transmissive, antireflective optical interfaces. This is possible due to the discovery that metallic nanoparticles may be used as a lithographic mask to etch nonstraightforward structures into fused silica, which results in a quasihexagonal pattern of hollow, pillar-like protuberances. The far reaching optical performance of these structures is demonstrated by reflection and transmission measurements at oblique angles of incidence over a broad spectral region ranging from deep-ultraviolet to infrared light.

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