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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 18 — Aug. 29, 2011
  • pp: 17413–17420

Design principles for infrared wide-angle perfect absorber based on plasmonic structure

Mingbo Pu, Chenggang Hu, Min Wang, Cheng Huang, Zeyu Zhao, Changtao Wang, Qin Feng, and Xiangang Luo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 18, pp. 17413-17420 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.017413


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Abstract

An approach for designing a wide-angle perfect absorber at infrared frequencies is proposed. The technique is based on a perfectly impedance-matched sheet (PIMS) formed by plasmonic nanostructure. It is shown that the effective impedance is more physical meaningful and beneficial than effective medium in describing the electromagnetic properties of metamaterial absorber. As a specific implementation of this technique, a wide-angle polarization-independent dual-band absorber is numerically demonstrated at frequencies of 100THz and 280THz with absorption close to 100% simultaneously. Circuit models are utilized to describe the impedance property of localized plasmon modes and the results show good agreement with that retrieved from reflection coefficient at normal incidence.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: May 9, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 17, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 17, 2011
Published: August 19, 2011

Citation
Mingbo Pu, Chenggang Hu, Min Wang, Cheng Huang, Zeyu Zhao, Changtao Wang, Qin Feng, and Xiangang Luo, "Design principles for infrared wide-angle perfect absorber based on plasmonic structure," Opt. Express 19, 17413-17420 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-18-17413


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