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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2247–2249

Near-infrared broadband absorber with film-coupled multilayer nanorods

Xingxing Chen, Hanmo Gong, Shuowei Dai, Ding Zhao, Yuanqing Yang, Qiang Li, and Min Qiu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 13, pp. 2247-2249 (2013)

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Turning the surfaces of noble metals (metasurfaces) into black (highly absorptive) surfaces can be potentially applied in thermophotovoltaics, sensing, tailoring thermal emissivity, etc. Here we demonstrate an extremely broadband absorber for the 900–1600 nm wavelength range with robust high absorption efficiency. The inexpensive droplet evaporation method is implemented to create patterns of nanoparticles dispersed on a gold film spaced by a thin dielectric layer. The diversity of the complicated random stacking of the chemically synthesized gold nanorods is the major factor for the broad absorption band. Such a metamaterial absorber may pave the way for cost-effective manufacture of large-area black metasurfaces.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(310.3915) Thin films : Metallic, opaque, and absorbing coatings
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Thin Films

Original Manuscript: March 8, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 27, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 28, 2013
Published: June 24, 2013

Xingxing Chen, Hanmo Gong, Shuowei Dai, Ding Zhao, Yuanqing Yang, Qiang Li, and Min Qiu, "Near-infrared broadband absorber with film-coupled multilayer nanorods," Opt. Lett. 38, 2247-2249 (2013)

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