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Frontiers in Optics
Rochester, New York United States
October 14-18, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-956-5
General Optical Sciences III (FTh3D)

Epsilon-Near-Zero Metamaterial Emitters for High Efficiency Thermophotovoltaics

Sean Molesky, Christopher Dewalt, and Zubin Jacob  »View Author Affiliations


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We propose metamaterial thermal emitters capable of producing omni-directional emission near the blackbody limit over narrow spectral ranges. We show that in thermophotovoltaic devices these emitters will allow energy conversion beyond the Shockley-Queisser limit.

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OCIS Codes
(350.5610) Other areas of optics : Radiation
(260.2065) Physical optics : Effective medium theory
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

S. Molesky, C. Dewalt, and Z. Jacob, "Epsilon-Near-Zero Metamaterial Emitters for High Efficiency Thermophotovoltaics," in Frontiers in Optics 2012/Laser Science XXVIII, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper FTh3D.3.

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