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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 24 — Dec. 2, 2013
  • pp: 29938–29948

An ultra-broadband multilayered graphene absorber

Muhammad Amin, Mohamed Farhat, and Hakan Bağcı  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 24, pp. 29938-29948 (2013)

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An ultra-broadband multilayered graphene absorber operating at terahertz (THz) frequencies is proposed. The absorber design makes use of three mechanisms: (i) The graphene layers are asymmetrically patterned to support higher order surface plasmon modes that destructively interfere with the dipolar mode and generate electromagnetically induced absorption. (ii) The patterned graphene layers biased at different gate voltages backed-up with dielectric substrates are stacked on top of each other. The resulting absorber is polarization dependent but has an ultra-broadband of operation. (iii) Graphene’s damping factor is increased by lowering its electron mobility to 1000cm2/Vs. Indeed, numerical experiments demonstrate that with only three layers, bandwidth of 90% absorption can be extended upto 7THz, which is drastically larger than only few THz of bandwidth that can be achieved with existing metallic/graphene absorbers.

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OCIS Codes
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

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Original Manuscript: October 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 14, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 19, 2013
Published: November 26, 2013

Muhammad Amin, Mohamed Farhat, and Hakan Bağcı, "An ultra-broadband multilayered graphene absorber," Opt. Express 21, 29938-29948 (2013)

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