Long-wavelength infrared characteristics of multifunctional microfibrous thin films of Parylene C

C. Chandraprakash, Vijayakumar C. Venugopal, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Osama O. Awadelkarim

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Calculations show that structurally chiral, three-dimensionally periodic, microfibrous thin films (μFTFs) of Parylene-C can function as both polarization-insensitive and circular-polarization-selective photonic crystals in the long-wavelength infrared regime. Careful engineering is required for bandstop filters in order to avoid the numerous absorption peaks of bulk Parylene-C. The photonic functionality of the Parylene-C μFTFs is in addition to their phononic, hydrophobic, and biomedical functionalities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2206-2209
Number of pages4
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2019


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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