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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 18 — Sep. 8, 2014
  • pp: 21711–21718

Global optimization of omnidirectional wavelength selective emitters/absorbers based on dielectric-filled anti-reflection coated two-dimensional metallic photonic crystals

Yi Xiang Yeng, Jeffrey B. Chou, Veronika Rinnerbauer, Yichen Shen, Sang-Gook Kim, John D. Joannopoulos, Marin Soljacic, and Ivan Čelanović  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 18, pp. 21711-21718 (2014)

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We report the design of dielectric-filled anti-reflection coated (ARC) two-dimensional (2D) metallic photonic crystals (MPhCs) capable of omnidirectional, polarization insensitive, wavelength selective emission/absorption. Using non-linear global optimization methods, optimized hafnium oxide (HfO2)-filled ARC 2D Tantalum (Ta) PhC designs exhibiting up to 26% improvement in emittance/absorptance at wavelengths λ below a cutoff wavelength λc over the unfilled 2D TaPhCs are demonstrated. The optimized designs possess high hemispherically average emittance/absorptance εH of 0.86 at λ < λc and low εH of 0.12 at λ > λc.

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OCIS Codes
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption
(300.2140) Spectroscopy : Emission
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(290.6815) Scattering : Thermal emission

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: May 23, 2014
Revised Manuscript: August 12, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: August 12, 2014
Published: August 29, 2014

Yi Xiang Yeng, Jeffrey B. Chou, Veronika Rinnerbauer, Yichen Shen, Sang-Gook Kim, John D. Joannopoulos, Marin Soljacic, and Ivan Čelanović, "Global optimization of omnidirectional wavelength selective emitters/absorbers based on dielectric-filled anti-reflection coated two-dimensional metallic photonic crystals," Opt. Express 22, 21711-21718 (2014)

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