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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2011
  • pp: 106–108

Dark materials based on graphene sheet stacks

Alon Ludwig and Kevin J. Webb  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 2, pp. 106-108 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.000106


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Abstract

The effective medium properties of graphene sheet stacks are calculated, and it is shown that such stacks can have very low reflectivity and high absorbance. These properties make graphene-sheet-stack-based materials darker than recently studied carbon nanotube materials. Graphene stacks thus hold promise for realizing lower reflectivity coatings and enhanced photodetectors. The bounds of the effective medium approximation and the possible benefits of using graphene sheet stacks in a regime where this approximation does not hold are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(260.2065) Physical optics : Effective medium theory
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 27, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 19, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 21, 2010
Published: January 5, 2011

Citation
Alon Ludwig and Kevin J. Webb, "Dark materials based on graphene sheet stacks," Opt. Lett. 36, 106-108 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-2-106

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