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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 16 — Aug. 2, 2010
  • pp: 16646–16662

Cylinder light concentrator and absorber: theoretical description

Alexander V. Kildishev, Ludmila J. Prokopeva, and Evgenii E. Narimanov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 16, pp. 16646-16662 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.016646


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Abstract

We present a detailed theoretical description of a broadband omnidirectional light concentrator and absorber with cylinder geometry. The proposed optical “trap” captures nearly all the incident light within its geometric cross-section, leading to a broad range of possible applications – from solar energy harvesting to thermal light emitters and optoelectronic components. We have demonstrated that an approximate lamellar black-hole with a moderate number of homogeneous layers, while giving the desired ray-optical performance, can provide absorption efficiencies comparable to those of ideal devices with a smooth gradient in index.

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OCIS Codes
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(070.7345) Fourier optics and signal processing : Wave propagation

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 30, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 19, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 29, 2010
Published: July 23, 2010

Citation
Alexander V. Kildishev, Ludmila J. Prokopeva, and Evgenii E. Narimanov, "Cylinder light concentrator and absorber: theoretical description," Opt. Express 18, 16646-16662 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-16-16646


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