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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 1999
  • pp: 4876–4884

Analytical achromatic design of metal–dielectric absorbers

Frédéric Lemarquis and Gérard Marchand  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 22, pp. 4876-4884 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.004876


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Abstract

Metal–dielectric coatings can be used successfully to design broadband absorbers. However, the understanding of the designs is not easy. Here we present a new analytical method using achromatic three-layer stacks. Such metal–dielectric basic structures permit movement from a fixed admittance value to another one over a wide spectral range. Efficient designs are calculated and explained with this method.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.3900) Materials : Metals
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films
(310.1210) Thin films : Antireflection coatings
(310.1620) Thin films : Interference coatings

History
Original Manuscript: December 15, 1998
Revised Manuscript: March 22, 1999
Published: August 1, 1999

Citation
Frédéric Lemarquis and Gérard Marchand, "Analytical achromatic design of metal–dielectric absorbers," Appl. Opt. 38, 4876-4884 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-38-22-4876


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