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  • Editor: Christian Seassal
  • Vol. 21, Iss. S1 — Jan. 14, 2013
  • pp: A111–A122

Polarization-sensitive perfect absorbers at near-infrared wavelengths

Lijun Meng, Ding Zhao, Qiang Li, and Min Qiu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue S1, pp. A111-A122 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.00A111


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Abstract

Three different types of polarization-sensitive perfect absorbers are designed and numerically investigated. The bottle-like and the cup-like absorbers are narrowband absorbers, which strongly absorb light of a specific polarization and reflect almost all light of another polarization. By varying the geometric parameters, their absorption peaks can be tuned from 1300 nm to 2300 nm and 700 nm to 1400 nm, respectively. The broadband absorber is polarization-sensitive as well, exhibiting an average absorption efficiency of 88% over a wide range of wavelength (700-2300 nm). The proposed absorbers may have potential applications in polarization detectors, polarizers etc.

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OCIS Codes
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures
(240.5440) Optics at surfaces : Polarization-selective devices

ToC Category:
Plasmonics

History
Original Manuscript: October 12, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 19, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 20, 2012
Published: December 5, 2012

Citation
Lijun Meng, Ding Zhao, Qiang Li, and Min Qiu, "Polarization-sensitive perfect absorbers at near-infrared wavelengths," Opt. Express 21, A111-A122 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-S1-A111


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