Anti-Reflecting Absorbing Layers for Electrochemical and Biophotonic Applications
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ausserre D
Molecular Landscapes Laboratory
UMR CNRS 6283, Université du Maine
BP 535, 72 085 Le Mans Cedex 9, France
Tel: +3360828 4800
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: June 03, 2014; Accepted Date: July 14, 2014; Published Date: July 21, 2014
Citation: Ausserre D, Abou Khachfe R, Roussille L, Brotons G, Vonna L, et al. (2014) Anti-Reflecting Absorbing Layers for Electrochemical and Biophotonic Applications. J Nanomed Nanotechnol 5:214. doi:10.4172/2157-7439.1000214
Copyright: © 2014 Ausserre D, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Anti-reflecting layers deposited on flat surfaces make molecular films visible in reflecting light microscopy. For centuries, single Anti-Reflecting layers have been implicitly associated with dielectric materials. We recently demonstrated that anti-reflecting layers could be achieved out of absorbing materials such as metals as well, but only when used as backside layers where illumination and detection are performed through a supporting window. Fortunately, this corresponds to the best geometry when envisaging biophotonic or electrochemical applications at the solid/liquid interface. Here we explain how single absorbing anti-reflecting layers can serve each of these applications, and both simultaneously.