For the final demonstration of new optical functionalities added to PMP doped with 6% ZnO a silver ultra-thin plasmonic film of 7 nm thickness was deposited on one face of the PMP. The SEM image (left) and EDX (right) detected composition are presented below.
On the same face of the doped PMP opal structures were deposited using drop-hanging method and SiO2 nano-spheres. The SEM image of the opal structure on doped PMP is presented below.
For the demonstration of new optical properties induced by opal structures, an original set-up was designed. The scheme of optical response of opal structured on azobenzene doped with 6% ZnO: left: on structured face; right: on the opposite face is presented next.
The designed device for optical induced properties (wavelength selector or distributor) to opal structured on PMP doped with 6% ZnO is schematized as follows.
The device for optical induced properties (wavelength selector or distributor) to opal structured on azobenzene doped with 6% ZnO is presented in next photo.
The reflected light before and during optical motion induced by a structured opal on ultrathin silver plasmonic film on azobenzene doped with 6% ZnO is shown next.