Effect of graphene oxide inclusion on the optical reflection of a silica photonic crystal film

Cheng Hao Lee, Jiali Yu, Yanming Wang, Alan Yiu Lun Tang, Chi Wai Kan, John Haozhong Xin

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In this study, the inclusion of graphene oxide in silica photonic crystals was found to affect optical reflectance intensity and reflectance peak broadening. The quantitative relationship between weight percentage and the reflected light intensity and corresponding wavelength shift of light GO-decorated photonic crystals was studied, providing a useful parameter in the rational design of antireflection coatings for GO-based photonic crystal films. Comparison of the experimental results with a pure SiO2particle film shows that a SiO2particle surface layer incorporated with a fixed graphene oxide weight percentage results in broadening of the peak and a decrease in reflectance intensity. The percentage of the reduction in reflectance intensity is a function of particle size, as indicated by the structured color film surface, demonstrating the possibility of estimating the effect of different graphene oxide inclusion percentages on the antireflection properties of photonic crystal films.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16593-16602
Number of pages10
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number30
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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