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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 22 — Oct. 24, 2011
  • pp: 21155–21162

An extremely broad band metamaterial absorber based on destructive interference

Jingbo Sun, Lingyun Liu, Guoyan Dong, and Ji Zhou  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 22, pp. 21155-21162 (2011)

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We propose a design of an extremely broad frequency band absorber based on destructive interference mechanism. Metamaterial of multilayered SRRs structure is used to realize a desirable refractive index dispersion spectrum, which can induce a successive anti-reflection in a wide frequency range. The corresponding high absorptance originates from the destructive interference of two reflection waves from the two surfaces of the metamaterial. A strongly absorptive bandwidth of almost 60GHz is demonstrated in the range of 0 to 70GHz numerically. This design provides an effective and feasible way to construct broad band absorber in stealth technology, as well as the enhanced transmittance devices.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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Original Manuscript: June 21, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 7, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 4, 2011
Published: October 10, 2011

Jingbo Sun, Lingyun Liu, Guoyan Dong, and Ji Zhou, "An extremely broad band metamaterial absorber based on destructive interference," Opt. Express 19, 21155-21162 (2011)

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