Visible diffraction from graphene and its application in holograms

Haider Butt, Piran R. Kidambi, Bruno Dlubak, Yunuen Montelongo, Ananta Palani, Gehan A.J. Amaratunga, Stephan Hofmann, Timothy D. Wilkinson

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A fundamental study of visible diffraction effects from patterned graphene layers is presented. By patterning graphene into optical gratings, visible diffraction from graphene is experimentally measured as a function of the number of layers and visible wavelengths. A practical application of these effects is also presented, by demonstrating an optical hologram based on graphene. A high resolution (pixel size 400 nm) intensity hologram is fabricated which, in response to incident laser light, generates a visible image. These findings suggest that visible diffraction in graphene can find practical application in holograms and should also be considered during the design and characterisation of graphene-based optical applications.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)869-874
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Optical Materials
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2013


  • Diffraction gratings
  • Graphene
  • Holograms
  • Visible diffraction


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