Multidimensional architectures for functional optical devices

Kevin A. Arpin, Agustin Mihi, Harley T. Johnson, Alfred J. Baca, John A. Rogers, Jennifer A. Lewis, Paul V. Braun

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Materials exhibiting multidimensional structure with characteristic lengths ranging from the nanometer to the micrometer scale have extraordinary potential for emerging optical applications based on the regulation of light-matter interactions via the mesoscale organization of matter. As the structural dimensionality increases, the opportunities for controlling light-matter interactions become increasingly diverse and powerful. Recent advances in multidimensional structures have been demonstrated that serve as the basis for three-dimensional photonic-bandgap materials, metamaterials, optical cloaks, highly efficient low-cost solar cells, and chemical and biological sensors. In this Review, the state-of-the-art design and fabrication of multidimensional architectures for functional optical devices are covered and the next steps for this important field are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1084-1101
Number of pages18
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number10
StatePublished - Mar 12 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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