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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 12 — Jun. 17, 2013
  • pp: 14956–14961

Reduced reflection from roughened hyperbolic metamaterial

E. E. Narimanov, H. Li, Yu. A. Barnakov, T. U. Tumkur, and M. A. Noginov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 12, pp. 14956-14961 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.014956


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Abstract

We show that roughened surfaces of hyperbolic metamaterials scatter light preferentially inside the media, resulting in a very low reflectance. This phenomenon of fundamental importance, demonstrated experimentally in arrays of silver nanowires grown in alumina membranes, is consistent with a broad-band singularity in the density of photonic states. It paves the road to a variety of applications ranging from the stealth technology to high-efficiency solar cells and photodetectors.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: March 1, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 19, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 19, 2013
Published: June 17, 2013

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E. E. Narimanov, H. Li, Yu. A. Barnakov, T. U. Tumkur, and M. A. Noginov, "Reduced reflection from roughened hyperbolic metamaterial," Opt. Express 21, 14956-14961 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-12-14956


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