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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2009
  • pp: 644–646

Metamaterial frequency-selective superabsorber

Jack Ng, Huanyang Chen, and C. T. Chan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 5, pp. 644-646 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.000644


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Abstract

Using transformation optics a frequency-selective superabsorber can be constructed that consists of an absorbing core material coated with a shell of isotropic double negative metamaterial. For a fixed volume its absorption cross section can be made arbitrarily large at one frequency. The double-negative shell serves to amplify the evanescent tail of the high-order cylindrical waves, which induces strong scattering and absorption. Our conclusion is supported by both analytical Mie theory and numerical finite-element simulation. Interesting applications of such a device are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(260.2710) Physical optics : Inhomogeneous optical media

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 8, 2009
Published: February 25, 2009

Citation
Jack Ng, Huanyang Chen, and C. T. Chan, "Metamaterial frequency-selective superabsorber," Opt. Lett. 34, 644-646 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-5-644


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