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Artificial Structural Color Pixels: A Review

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College of Information Science and Engineering, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110004, China
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College of Information & Control Engineering, Shenyang Jianzhu University, Shenyang 110168, China
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Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia
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Materials 2017, 10(8), 944; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma10080944
Received: 19 July 2017 / Revised: 10 August 2017 / Accepted: 10 August 2017 / Published: 14 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advance in Plasmonics and Metamaterials)
Inspired by natural photonic structures (Morpho butterfly, for instance), researchers have demonstrated varying artificial color display devices using different designs. Photonic-crystal/plasmonic color filters have drawn increasing attention most recently. In this review article, we show the developing trend of artificial structural color pixels from photonic crystals to plasmonic nanostructures. Such devices normally utilize the distinctive optical features of photonic/plasmon resonance, resulting in high compatibility with current display and imaging technologies. Moreover, dynamical color filtering devices are highly desirable because tunable optical components are critical for developing new optical platforms which can be integrated or combined with other existing imaging and display techniques. Thus, extensive promising potential applications have been triggered and enabled including more abundant functionalities in integrated optics and nanophotonics. View Full-Text
Keywords: color filters; photonic crystals; plasmonics; tunable devices color filters; photonic crystals; plasmonics; tunable devices
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Zhao, Y.; Zhao, Y.; Hu, S.; Lv, J.; Ying, Y.; Gervinskas, G.; Si, G. Artificial Structural Color Pixels: A Review. Materials 2017, 10, 944.

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