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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 16 — Jul. 30, 2012
  • pp: 17503–17508

Design of highly absorbing metamaterials for Infrared frequencies

Govind Dayal and S. Anantha Ramakrishna  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 16, pp. 17503-17508 (2012)

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Simple designs for polarization independent, metamaterial absorbers at mid-infrared wavelengths and over wide angle of incidence are evaluated computationally. One design consists of an array of circular metallic disks separated from a continuous metallic film by a dielectric film, and shows over 99.9% peak absorbance and a resonant bandwidth of about 0.2 μm wavelengths. The effects of various geometric parameters are analyzed for this metamaterial. Another design consisting of an array of stacked metal-dielectric-metal disks is shown to have an absorbance of over 90% in a comparatively large band of over 1 μm bandwidth, although with a lower peak absorbance of 97%.

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OCIS Codes
(260.3060) Physical optics : Infrared
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(350.2460) Other areas of optics : Filters, interference
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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Original Manuscript: April 5, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 10, 2012
Published: July 18, 2012

Govind Dayal and S. Anantha Ramakrishna, "Design of highly absorbing metamaterials for Infrared frequencies," Opt. Express 20, 17503-17508 (2012)

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