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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 5 — Mar. 11, 2013
  • pp: 5215–5225

Metamaterials with angle selective emissivity in the near-infrared

Jeremy A. Bossard and Douglas H. Werner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 5, pp. 5215-5225 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.005215


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Abstract

Metamaterials have been previously studied for their ability to tailor the dispersive IR emissivity of a surface. Here, we investigate two metamaterial structures based on an electromagnetic band-gap surface and a dielectric resonator array for use as near-IR emitters with custom angle selectivity. A genetic algorithm is successfully employed to optimize the metamaterial structures to have minimum emissivity in the normal direction and high emissivity at custom off-normal angles specified by the designer. Two symmetry conditions are utilized to achieve emissivity patterns that are azimuthally stable or distinct in the two orthogonal plane cuts.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(310.6845) Thin films : Thin film devices and applications

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: September 10, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2013
Published: February 25, 2013

Citation
Jeremy A. Bossard and Douglas H. Werner, "Metamaterials with angle selective emissivity in the near-infrared," Opt. Express 21, 5215-5225 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-5-5215


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