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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 27 — Dec. 17, 2012
  • pp: 28017–28024

A perfect absorber made of a graphene micro-ribbon metamaterial

Rasoul Alaee, Mohamed Farhat, Carsten Rockstuhl, and Falk Lederer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 27, pp. 28017-28024 (2012)

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Metamaterial-based perfect absorbers promise many applications. Perfect absorption is characterized by the complete suppression of transmission and reflection and complete dissipation of the incident energy by the absorptive meta-atoms. A certain absorption spectrum is usually assigned to a bulk medium and serves as a signature of the respective material. Here we show how to use graphene flakes as building blocks for perfect absorbers. Then, an absorbing meta-atom only consists of a molecular monolayer placed at an appropriate distance from a metallic ground plate. We show that the functionality of such device is intuitively and correctly explained by a Fabry-Perot model.

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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: September 18, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 25, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 25, 2012
Published: December 3, 2012

Rasoul Alaee, Mohamed Farhat, Carsten Rockstuhl, and Falk Lederer, "A perfect absorber made of a graphene micro-ribbon metamaterial," Opt. Express 20, 28017-28024 (2012)

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