Biomimetic Omnidirectional Antireflective Glass via Direct Ultrafast Laser Nanostructuring

@article{Papadopoulos2019BiomimeticOA,
  title={Biomimetic Omnidirectional Antireflective Glass via Direct Ultrafast Laser Nanostructuring},
  author={A. Papadopoulos and Evangelos Skoulas and A. Mimidis and George Perrakis and George Kenanakis and George D. Tsibidis and Emmanuel Stratakis},
  journal={Advanced Materials},
  year={2019},
  volume={31}
}
Here, a single‐step, biomimetic approach for the realization of omnidirectional transparent antireflective glass is reported. In particular, it is shown that circularly polarized ultrashort laser pulses produce self‐organized nanopillar structures on fused silica (SiO2). The laser‐induced nanostructures are selectively textured on the glass surface in order to mimic the spatial randomness, pillar‐like morphology, as well as the remarkable antireflection properties found on the wings of the… 

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