Performance of conformal guided mode resonance filters

ArticleinOptics Letters 36(7):1155-7 · April 2011with5 Reads
Impact Factor: 3.29 · DOI: 10.1364/OL.36.001155 · Source: PubMed


    Guided mode resonance (GMR) filters are highly functional micro-optics capable of narrowband spectral filtering. GMR devices have previously been demonstrated on flat substrates using a wide range of materials and configurations. In this Letter, we apply a soft lithographic technique followed by the deposition of dielectric layers to generate GMR filters on a concave lens surface. Resonances of the resulting conformal GMR filters are experimentally measured and characterized, and the results are compared to the performance of similar GMR filters fabricated on flat surfaces.