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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 16 — Jul. 30, 2012
  • pp: 18370–18376

Perfect absorbers on curved surfaces and their potential applications

Rasoul Alaee, Christoph Menzel, Carsten Rockstuhl, and Falk Lederer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 16, pp. 18370-18376 (2012)

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Recently perfect metamaterial absorbers triggered some fascination since they permit the observation of an extreme interaction of light with a nanostructured thin film. For the first time we evaluate here the functionality of such perfect absorbers if they are applied on curved surfaces. We probe their optical response and discuss potential novel applications. Examples are the complete suppression of back-scattered light from the covered objects, rendering it cloaked in reflection, and their action as optical black holes.

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OCIS Codes
(310.3915) Thin films : Metallic, opaque, and absorbing coatings
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

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Original Manuscript: May 15, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 2, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 2, 2012
Published: July 26, 2012

Rasoul Alaee, Christoph Menzel, Carsten Rockstuhl, and Falk Lederer, "Perfect absorbers on curved surfaces and their potential applications," Opt. Express 20, 18370-18376 (2012)

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