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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 4 — Feb. 19, 2007
  • pp: 1907–1912

High solar absorption of a multilayered thin film structure

Xiao-Fan Li, Yue-Rui Chen, Jian Miao, Peng Zhou, Yu-Xiang Zheng, Liang-Yao Chen, and Young-Pak Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 4, pp. 1907-1912 (2007)

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We report a structure with 4 thin film layers composed of pure metal and dielectric materials and prepared by sputtering. The reflectance and transmittance are lower than 5% with the absorption to be achieved higher than 95% in the 400–1000nm wavelength region as match to the solar radiance spectrum. The thermal emittance of the structure is in the range of 0.063–0.10 through data analysis. The good reproducibility and stability of spectral data associated with the deposition process imply the advantage of the solar energy absorber which is cost-effective in application.

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OCIS Codes
(160.6840) Materials : Thermo-optical materials
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

ToC Category:
Thin Films

Original Manuscript: January 4, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 31, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 7, 2007
Published: February 19, 2007

Xiao-Fan Li, Yue-Rui Chen, Jian Miao, Peng Zhou, Yu-Xiang Zheng, Liang-Yao Chen, and Young-Pak Lee, "High solar absorption of a multilayered thin film structure," Opt. Express 15, 1907-1912 (2007)

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