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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 14 — Jul. 2, 2012
  • pp: 14871–14878

Tunable broad-band perfect absorber by exciting of multiple plasmon resonances at optical frequency

Junqiao Wang, Chunzhen Fan, Pei Ding, Jinna He, Yongguang Cheng, Weiqin Hu, Genwang Cai, Erjun Liang, and Qianzhong Xue  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 14, pp. 14871-14878 (2012)

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A broad-band perfect absorber composing a two-dimensional periodic metal-dielectric-metal sandwiches array on dielectric/metal substrate is designed and numerically investigated. It is shown that the nearly-perfect absorption with a bandwidth of about 50 nm in visible region can be achieved by overlapping of two plasmon resonances: one originating from the coupling of electric dipoles between adjacent unit cells and another arising from magnetic dipole plasmon resonances. A capacitor-inductor circuit description is introduced to explain the dependence of resonance frequencies and band-width on geometrical parameters.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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Original Manuscript: February 22, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 16, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 16, 2012
Published: June 19, 2012

Junqiao Wang, Chunzhen Fan, Pei Ding, Jinna He, Yongguang Cheng, Weiqin Hu, Genwang Cai, Erjun Liang, and Qianzhong Xue, "Tunable broad-band perfect absorber by exciting of multiple plasmon resonances at optical frequency," Opt. Express 20, 14871-14878 (2012)

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