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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2012
  • pp: 1038–1040

Wideband omnidirectional infrared absorber with a patchwork of plasmonic nanoantennas

Patrick Bouchon, Charlie Koechlin, Fabrice Pardo, Riad Haïdar, and Jean-Luc Pelouard  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 6, pp. 1038-1040 (2012)

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In this Letter, we demonstrate experimentally that a patchwork of four metal–insulator–metal patches leads to an unpolarized wideband omnidirectional infrared absorption. Our structure absorbs 70% of the incident light on a 2.5 μm bandwidth at 8.5 μm. It paves the way to the design of wideband efficient plasmonic absorbers in the infrared spectrum.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3060) Integrated optics : Infrared
(230.1950) Optical devices : Diffraction gratings
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: January 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 31, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 1, 2012
Published: March 8, 2012

Patrick Bouchon, Charlie Koechlin, Fabrice Pardo, Riad Haïdar, and Jean-Luc Pelouard, "Wideband omnidirectional infrared absorber with a patchwork of plasmonic nanoantennas," Opt. Lett. 37, 1038-1040 (2012)

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