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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 11 — Jun. 3, 2013
  • pp: 13125–13133

Double-sided polarization-independent plasmonic absorber at near-infrared region

Shuowei Dai, Ding Zhao, Qiang Li, and Min Qiu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 11, pp. 13125-13133 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.013125


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Abstract

A double-sided polarization-independent plasmonic absorber is proposed and numerically investigated. Distinct from previously studied absorbers, it could absorb light incident from both sides of the surface through an ultrathin three-layer metal-insulator-metal nanostructure. Patterned metal particles are adopted instead of metal films in this absorber. It shows a high absorbance over a wide incident-angle range at near-infrared region. For electromagnetic waves incident from different sides of the structure, the maximum absorption locates at different wavelengths due to asymmetry. The effective medium theory demonstrates that the whole structure exhibits different impedances for both top and bottom incidences. This double-sided-absorption characteristic could lead to potential applications in thermal emitters, sensing, etc.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: March 21, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 16, 2013
Published: May 21, 2013

Citation
Shuowei Dai, Ding Zhao, Qiang Li, and Min Qiu, "Double-sided polarization-independent plasmonic absorber at near-infrared region," Opt. Express 21, 13125-13133 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-11-13125


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