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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 10 — May. 9, 2011
  • pp: 9401–9407

Polarization-independent wide-angle triple-band metamaterial absorber

Xiaopeng Shen, Tie Jun Cui, Junming Zhao, Hui Feng Ma, Wei Xiang Jiang, and Hui Li  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 10, pp. 9401-9407 (2011)

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We report the design, fabrication, and measurement of a microwave triple-band absorber. The compact single unit cell consists of three nested electric closed-ring resonators and a metallic ground plane separated by a dielectric layer. Simulation and experimental results show that the absorber has three distinctive absorption peaks at frequencies 4.06GHz, 6.73GHz, and 9.22GHz with the absorption rates of 0.99, 0.93, and 0.95, respectively. The absorber is valid to a wide range of incident angles for both transverse electric (TE) and transverse magnetic (TM) polarizations. The triple-band absorber is a promising candidate as absorbing elements in scientific and technical applications because of its multiband absorption, polarization insensitivity, and wide-angle response.

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OCIS Codes
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

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Original Manuscript: March 22, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 26, 2011
Published: April 28, 2011

Xiaopeng Shen, Tie Jun Cui, Junming Zhao, Hui Feng Ma, Wei Xiang Jiang, and Hui Li, "Polarization-independent wide-angle triple-band metamaterial absorber," Opt. Express 19, 9401-9407 (2011)

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