A 2D nanosphere array for atomic spectroscopy
Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, UMR 7538 du CNRS et de l'Université Paris 13, 99 avenue Jean-Baptiste Clément, 93430 Villetaneuse, France
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We are interested in the spectroscopic behaviour of a gas confined in a micrometric or even nanometric volume. Such a situation could be encountered by the filling-up of a porous medium, such as a photonic crystal, with an atomic gas. Here, we discuss the first step of this program, with the generation and characterization of a self-organized 2D film of nanospheres of silica. We show that an optical characterization by laser light diffraction permits to extract some information on the array structure and represents an interesting complement to electron microscopy.
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