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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 6 — Mar. 24, 2014
  • pp: 6519–6525

Wide-angle polarization-insensitive transparency of a continuous opaque metal film for near-infrared light

Zhengyong Song and Baile Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 6, pp. 6519-6525 (2014)

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Here we show that a continuous highly conducting metal film can be made transparent for wide-angle and polarization-insensitive incidence of near-infrared light by depositing periodic metal patches on top of the metal film. Based on the optimized computations, the whole system could suppress the reflection and enhance the transmission. This design of transparent metal film can be useful in applications, such as optoelectronic electrodes, solar cells, and micro-electronic displays, where both high electrical conductivity and high optical transmittance are desirable.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

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Original Manuscript: November 20, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 7, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 14, 2014
Published: March 13, 2014

Zhengyong Song and Baile Zhang, "Wide-angle polarization-insensitive transparency of a continuous opaque metal film for near-infrared light," Opt. Express 22, 6519-6525 (2014)

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