Chin. Phys. Lett.  2020, Vol. 37 Issue (11): 114201    DOI: 10.1088/0256-307X/37/11/114201
Semi-Ellipsoid Nanoarray for Angle-Independent Plasmonic Color Printing
Jiancai Xue , Limin Lin , Zhang-Kai Zhou*, and Xue-Hua Wang 
State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, School of Physics, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
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Jiancai Xue , Limin Lin , Zhang-Kai Zhou et al  2020 Chin. Phys. Lett. 37 114201
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Abstract Employing a silver nano semi-ellipsoid nanoarray with high symmetry into applications in plasmonic color printing, we fulfill printing images with colors independent of observing angles. Also, by decreasing the period of a nano semi-ellipsoid array into deep-subwavelength scales, we obtain high reflectivity over 50%, promising high efficiency for imaging generations. A facile technique based on the transfer of anodized aluminum oxide template is developed to fabricate the silver nano semi-ellipsoid nanoarray, realizing plasmonic color printing with features of low cost, scalable, full color and high flexibility. Our approach provides a feasible way to address the angle-dependent issue in the previous practice of plasmonic color printing, and boosts this field on its way to real-world commercial applications.
Received: 04 August 2020      Published: 08 November 2020
PACS:  42.70.-a (Optical materials)  
  73.20.Mf (Collective excitations (including excitons, polarons, plasmons and other charge-density excitations))  
  71.45.Gm (Exchange, correlation, dielectric and magnetic response functions, plasmons)  
  42.25.Fx (Diffraction and scattering)  
  82.45.Cc (Anodic films)  
Fund: Supported by the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (Grant No. 2020M672957), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 11974437), the Guangdong Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholars (Grant No. 2017B030306007), the Guangdong Special Support Program (Grant No. 2017TQ04C487), the Pearl River S&T Nova Program of Guangzhou (Grant No. 201806010033), the Open Fund of IPOC (BUPT) (Grant No. IPOC2019A003), and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Grant No. 20lgzd30).
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