Optical diffraction by colloidal crystals

M. Allard*, E. H. Sargent, E. Kumacheva, O. Kalinina

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper reports the measurement of the reflection spectrum at various angles of incidence and show how these measurements can be used to evaluate the quality of the internal ordering of colloidal crystals. The technique is shown to provide valuable information about internal structures, including the sphere diameter and the degree of internal ordering. It also enables optimization of growth conditions for the crystals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2000
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2000) - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: May 7 2000May 12 2000


OtherConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2000)
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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