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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 25 — Dec. 3, 2012
  • pp: 27756–27765

Ultrathin multi-band planar metamaterial absorber based on standing wave resonances

Xiao-Yu Peng, Bing Wang, Shumin Lai, Dao Hua Zhang, and Jing-Hua Teng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 25, pp. 27756-27765 (2012)

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We present a planar waveguide model and a mechanism based on standing wave resonances to interpret the unity absorptions of ultrathin planar metamaterial absorbers. The analytical model predicts that the available absorption peaks of the absorber are corresponding to the fundamental mode and only its odd harmonic modes of the standing wave. The model is in good agreement with numerical simulation and can explain the main features observed in typical ultrathin planar metamaterial absorbers. Based on this model, ultrathin planar metamaterial absorbers with multi-band absorptions at desired frequencies can be easily designed.

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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: August 23, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 14, 2012
Published: November 29, 2012

Xiao-Yu Peng, Bing Wang, Shumin Lai, Dao Hua Zhang, and Jing-Hua Teng, "Ultrathin multi-band planar metamaterial absorber based on standing wave resonances," Opt. Express 20, 27756-27765 (2012)

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