OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 2008
  • pp: 6366–6370

Optimized broadband wide-angle absorber structures

Juan J. Monzón, Teresa Yonte, Luis L. Sánchez-Soto, and Ángel Felipe  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 34, pp. 6366-6370 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.47.006366


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (383 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

By introducing the notion of wavelength- and angle-averaged absorptance, we assess in a systematic way the possibility of achieving wide-angle absorptance in a spectral range. We determine the optimum thicknesses for which this broadband wide-angle absorption occurs for a representative example of infrared detector.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.3060) Detectors : Infrared
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(350.2450) Other areas of optics : Filters, absorption

ToC Category:
Detectors

History
Original Manuscript: July 22, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 2, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 30, 2008
Published: November 21, 2008

Citation
Juan J. Monzón, Teresa Yonte, Luis L. Sánchez-Soto, and Ángel Felipe, "Optimized broadband wide-angle absorber structures," Appl. Opt. 47, 6366-6370 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-47-34-6366


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. W. L. Wolfe and P. W. Kruse, “Thermal detectors,” in OSA Handbook of Optics, 2nd ed. (McGraw-Hill, 1995), Vol. I, Chap. 20.
  2. D. Baselt, B. Fruhberger, E. Klaassen, S. Cemalovic, C. L. Britton, S. V. Patel, T. E. Mlsna, D. McCorkle, and B. Warmack, “Design and performance of a microcantilever-based hydrogen sensor,” Sens. Actuators B 88, 120-131 (2003). [CrossRef]
  3. E. L. Dereniak and D. G. Crowe, Optical Radiation Detectors (Wiley, 1984).
  4. A. D. Parsons and D. J. Pedder, “Thin-film infrared absorber structures for advanced thermal detectors,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 6, 1686-1689 (1988). [CrossRef]
  5. A. Hadni and X. Gerbaux, “Infrared and millimeter wave absorber structures for thermal detectors,” Infrared Phys. 30, 465-478 (1990). [CrossRef]
  6. S. Bauer, S. Bauer-Gogonea, and B. Ploss, “The physics of pyroelectric infrared devices,” Appl. Phys. B 54, 544-551(1992). [CrossRef]
  7. M. C. Larson, B. Pezeshki, and J. S. Harris, “Vertical coupled-cavity microinterferometer on GaAs with deformable-membrane top mirror,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 7, 382-384 (1995). [CrossRef]
  8. S. R. Manalis, “Two-dimensional micromechanical bimorph arrays for detection of thermal radiation,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, 3311-3313 (1997). [CrossRef]
  9. G. Wu, R. H. Datar, K. M. Hansen, T. Thundat, R. J. Cote, and A. Majumda, “Bioassay of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) using microcantilevers,” Nat. Biotechnol. 19, 856-860 (2001). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. J. Numus, H. Botmer, C. Kunzel, U. Vetter, A. Lambrecht, J. Schumann, and F. Volklein, “Thin film based thermoelectric energy conversion systems,” Twenty First International Conference on Thermoelectrics (IEEE, 2002), pp. 523-527.
  11. P. G. Datskos, N. V. Lavrik, and S. Rajic, “Performance of uncooled microcantilever thermal detectors,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 75, 1134-1138 (2004). [CrossRef]
  12. Y. Wang, B. J. Potter, and J. J. Talghader, “Coupled absorption filters for thermal detectors,” Opt. Lett. 31, 1945-1947(2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  13. A complete and updated list of publications can be found in J. P. Dowling, “Photonic and sonic bandgap bibliography,” http://baton.phys.lsu.edu/ jdowling/pbgbib.html.
  14. A. G. Barriuso, J. J. Monzón, L. L. Sánchez-Soto, and A. Felipe, “Comparing omnidirectional reflection from periodic and quasiperiodic photonic crystals,” Opt. Express 13, 3913-3920(2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  15. A. G. Barriuso, J. J. Monzón, L. L. Sánchez-Soto, and A. Felipe, “Integral merit function for broadband omnidirectional mirrors,” Appl. Opt. 46, 2903-2906 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  16. P. Yeh, Optical Waves in Layered Media (Wiley, 1988).
  17. J. J. Monzón and L. L. Sánchez-Soto, “On the definition of absorption for a Fabry-Perot interferometer,” Pure Appl. Opt. 1, 219-222 (1992). [CrossRef]
  18. J. J. Monzón and L. L. Sánchez-Soto, “Optical performance of absorber structures for thermal detectors,” Appl. Opt. 33, 5137-5141 (1994). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  19. Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids, E. Palik, ed. (Academic, 1998).
  20. J. A. Dobrowolski, F. C. Ho, A. Belkind, and V. A. Koss, “Merit functions for more effective thin film calculations,” Appl. Opt. 28, 2824-2831 (1989). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 
Fig. 4
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited