Materials 2012, 5(7), 1196-1205; doi:10.3390/ma5071196
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Photonic Paint Developed with Metallic Three-Dimensional Photonic Crystals

Received: 3 April 2012; in revised form: 25 May 2012 / Accepted: 19 June 2012 / Published: 2 July 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Photonic Materials and Applications)
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Abstract: This work details the design and simulation of an inconspicuous photonic paint that can be applied onto an object for anticounterfeit and tag, track, and locate (TTL) applications. The paint consists of three-dimensional metallic tilted woodpile photonic crystals embedded into a visible and infrared transparent polymer film, which can be applied to almost any surface. The tilted woodpile photonic crystals are designed with a specific pass band detectable at nearly all incident angles of light. When painted onto a surface, these crystals provide a unique reflective infra-red optical signature that can be easily observed and recorded to verify the location or contents of a package.
Keywords: metallic photonic crystal; photonic paint; anti-counterfeit; tag and track; 3-D photonic crystal
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Sun, P.; Williams, J.D. Photonic Paint Developed with Metallic Three-Dimensional Photonic Crystals. Materials 2012, 5, 1196-1205.

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Sun P, Williams JD. Photonic Paint Developed with Metallic Three-Dimensional Photonic Crystals. Materials. 2012; 5(7):1196-1205.

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Sun, Po; Williams, John D. 2012. "Photonic Paint Developed with Metallic Three-Dimensional Photonic Crystals." Materials 5, no. 7: 1196-1205.

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