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  • 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)

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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

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

Juan J. Monzón, Teresa Yonte, Luis L. Sánchez-Soto, and Ángel Felipe, "Optimized broadband wide-angle absorber structures," Appl. Opt. 47, 6366-6370 (2008)

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