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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 3 — Feb. 11, 2013
  • pp: 3872–3884

Metamaterials with custom emissivity polarization in the near-infrared

Jeremy A. Bossard and Douglas H. Werner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 3872-3884 (2013)

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Metamaterials have been previously studied for their ability to tailor the dispersive infrared (IR) emissivity of a surface. Here, we investigate metamaterial coatings based on an electromagnetic band-gap surface for use as near-IR emitters with custom polarization selectivity. A genetic algorithm is successfully employed to optimize the metamaterial structures to exhibit custom linear, circular, and elliptical polarization. A study is also conducted on a bi-anisotropic slab, showing that anisotropic chirality is required in the metamaterial structure in order to achieve circular or elliptical emissivity polarization.

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(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(310.6845) Thin films : Thin film devices and applications

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Original Manuscript: October 4, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 14, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 14, 2013
Published: February 8, 2013

Jeremy A. Bossard and Douglas H. Werner, "Metamaterials with custom emissivity polarization in the near-infrared," Opt. Express 21, 3872-3884 (2013)

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