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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 13 — Jun. 22, 2009
  • pp: 11039–11044

Realizing near-perfect absorption at visible frequencies

Chenggang Hu, Zeyu Zhao, Xunan Chen, and Xiangang Luo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 13, pp. 11039-11044 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.011039


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Abstract

Sub-wavelength hole array (SHA) combined with thick metal layer (TML) is shown to have simultaneous suppressed transmission and reflection, resulting near-perfect absorption. Unlike the simultaneous electric and magnetic resonances in electric ring resonator and cut wire [PRL, 100, 207402 (2008)], such behavior results from strong anti-symmetric surface plasmons coupling supported by SHA and TML. The polarization-free characteristic permits to construct an ideal absorber for some practical applications in turbid backgrounds.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: May 12, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 7, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 7, 2009
Published: June 17, 2009

Citation
Chenggang Hu, Zeyu Zhao, Xunan Chen, and Xiangang Luo, "Realizing near-perfect absorption at visible frequencies," Opt. Express 17, 11039-11044 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-13-11039


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