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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 24 — Nov. 22, 2010
  • pp: 25192–25198

Selective thermal emission from patterned steel

J. A. Mason, D. C. Adams, Z. Johnson, S. Smith, A. W. Davis, and D. Wasserman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 24, pp. 25192-25198 (2010)

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Patterned metal films have been shown to possess unique optical properties resulting from the excitation of surface plasmon polaritons at the patterned metal surface. Here we demonstrate spectrally selective thermal emission from patterned steel substrates. The materials and processes used in this work were chosen for their potential scalability to large-area and low cost production of metal films with distinct and designable thermal signatures. The samples studied were characterized by reflection and emission spectroscopy, and a factor of 2.6 emission enhancement is demonstrated for the design wavelength. These results are compared to numerical simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: September 20, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 28, 2010
Published: November 17, 2010

J. A. Mason, D. C. Adams, Z. Johnson, S. Smith, A. W. Davis, and D. Wasserman, "Selective thermal emission from patterned steel," Opt. Express 18, 25192-25198 (2010)

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