Subwavelength nanostructured surfaces are realized with self-assembled vertically-aligned InAs nanowires, and their functionalities as optical reflectors are investigated. In our system, polarization-resolved specular reflectance displays strong modulations as a function of incident photon energy and angle. An effective-medium model allows one to rationalize the experimental findings in the long wavelength regime, whereas numerical simulations fully reproduce the experimental outcomes in the entire frequency range. The impact of the refractive index of the medium surrounding the nanostructure assembly on the reflectance was estimated. In view of the present results, sensing schemes compatible with microfluidic technologies and routes to innovative nanowire-based optical elements are discussed.
|Titolo:||Self-Assembled InAs Nanowires as Optical Reflectors|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Parole Chiave:||semiconductor nanowire; nanostructured optical surface; sub-wavelength nanostructures; specular reflectance; sensing|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nano7110400|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|