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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2382–2385

Metamaterial absorber with dendritic cells at infrared frequencies

Weiren Zhu and Xiaopeng Zhao  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 12, pp. 2382-2385 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.26.002382


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Abstract

We present a model of an infrared metamaterial absorber composed of metal dendritic resonators, dielectric substrate, and continuous metal film. Numerical simulation confirms an absorptivity of 98.6% at the infrared wavelength of 2.79 μ m . The proposed metamaterial absorber has an excellence of two-dimensional isotropy, and it could be fabricated with a chemical double-template technique. Our simulation shows it could be operated for a wide range of incident angles. The optical metamaterial absorber proposed in this paper has potential applications such as in infrared imaging devices, thermal bolometers, and wavelength-selective radiators.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: May 27, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 22, 2009
Published: November 20, 2009

Citation
Weiren Zhu and Xiaopeng Zhao, "Metamaterial absorber with dendritic cells at infrared frequencies," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 2382-2385 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-26-12-2382


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