Comparative analysis of opto-electronic performance of aluminium and silver nanoporous and nano-wired layers
Sun, Xiao Wei
Date of Issue2015
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
The comparison of optical and electronic properties between randomly and uniformly arranged nano-wired layers of silver and aluminium was presented. The random configuration possessed similar average transmittance in the visible wavelength range, when the quantity of nano-wires was increased from 2 to 20 per area of 8×8 μm2; and higher average transmittance up to 38% and 45% when the quantity of nano-wires was increased from 20 to 200 per area of 8×8 μm2 for silver and aluminium nano-wired layers, respectively. Insignificant difference of the transmittance for silver and aluminium nano-wired layers was observed when the open area was less or equal to 55% regarding of the configuration. This difference became considerable as the open area grew larger than 55%: the uniform and random silver nano-wired possess up to 15% and 5% higher transmittance in comparison to aluminium nano-wired layers, respectively.
© 2015 Optical Society of America (OSA). This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Optics Express, Optical Society of America (OSA). It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.23.026794].