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  • Editor: Christian Seassal
  • Vol. 22, Iss. S1 — Jan. 13, 2014
  • pp: A144–A154

Design of wide-angle selective absorbers/emitters with dielectric filled metallic photonic crystals for energy applications

Jeffrey B. Chou, Yi Xiang Yeng, Andrej Lenert, Veronika Rinnerbauer, Ivan Celanovic, Marin Soljačić, Evelyn N. Wang, and Sang-Gook Kim  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue S1, pp. A144-A154 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.00A144


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Abstract

The design and simulation of a wide angle, spectrally selective absorber/emitter metallic photonic crystal (MPhC) is presented. By using dielectric filled cavities, the angular, spectrally selective absorption/emission of the MPhC is dramatically enhanced over an air filled design by minimizing diffraction losses. Theoretical analysis is performed and verified via rigorous coupled wave analysis (RCWA) based simulations. An efficiency comparison of the dielectric filled designs for solar thermophotovoltaic applications is performed for the absorber and emitter which yields a 7% and 15.7% efficiency improvement, respectively, compared to air filled designs. The converted power output density is also improved by 33.5%.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption
(300.2140) Spectroscopy : Emission
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures
(290.6815) Scattering : Thermal emission

ToC Category:
Thermophotovoltaics

History
Original Manuscript: October 25, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 6, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 9, 2013
Published: December 17, 2013

Citation
Jeffrey B. Chou, Yi Xiang Yeng, Andrej Lenert, Veronika Rinnerbauer, Ivan Celanovic, Marin Soljačić, Evelyn N. Wang, and Sang-Gook Kim, "Design of wide-angle selective absorbers/emitters with dielectric filled metallic photonic crystals for energy applications," Opt. Express 22, A144-A154 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-S1-A144


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