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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 8 — Apr. 21, 2014
  • pp: 8893–8901

Optical absorption of hyperbolic metamaterial with stochastic surfaces

Jingjing Liu, Gururaj V. Naik, Satoshi Ishii, Clayton DeVault, Alexandra Boltasseva, Vladimir M. Shalaev, and Evgenii Narimanov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 8, pp. 8893-8901 (2014)

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We investigate the absorption properties of planar hyperbolic metamaterials (HMMs) consisting of metal-dielectric multilayers, which support propagating plane waves with anomalously large wavevectors and high photonic-density-of-states over a broad bandwidth. An interface formed by depositing indium-tin-oxide nanoparticles on an HMM surface scatters light into the high-k propagating modes of the metamaterial and reduces reflection. We compare the reflection and absorption from an HMM with the nanoparticle cover layer versus those of a metal film with the same thickness also covered with the nanoparticles. It is predicted that the super absorption properties of HMM show up when exceedingly large amounts of high-k modes are excited by strong plasmonic resonances. In the case that the coupling interface is formed by non-resonance scatterers, there is almost the same enhancement in the absorption of stochastically perturbed HMM compared to that of metal.

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(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

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Original Manuscript: January 31, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 18, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 20, 2014
Published: April 7, 2014

Jingjing Liu, Gururaj V. Naik, Satoshi Ishii, Clayton DeVault, Alexandra Boltasseva, Vladimir M. Shalaev, and Evgenii Narimanov, "Optical absorption of hyperbolic metamaterial with stochastic surfaces," Opt. Express 22, 8893-8901 (2014)

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