Integration of photonic bandgap composites with piezoelectric actuators for rejection wavelength tuning

Conference Paper

Physically robust photonic bandgap (PEG) composites based on electrostatically stabilized polymeric colloidal particles are presented. The glass transition (Tg) of the composites can be varied over a large temperature range through the selection of the monomer(s) used to fabricate the composites. Composites with a subambient Tg exhibited a mechanochromic response and were integrated with a piezoelectric bimorph actuator to produce a prototype device which exhibited a fully reversible tunable rejection wavelength, capable of a ca. ± 86 nm (172 nm full range) stop band shift.

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Cited Authors

  • Foulger, SH; Lattam, AC; Jiang, P; Ballato, J; Dausch, DE; Grego, S; Stoner, BR

Published Date

  • December 1, 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4809 /

Start / End Page

  • 40 - 50

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0277-786X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1117/12.451667

Citation Source

  • Scopus