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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2013
  • pp: 3086–3088

Polarization-independent coherent perfect absorption by a dipole-like metasurface

Ming Kang, Fu Liu, Teng-Fei Li, Qing-Hua Guo, Jensen Li, and Jing Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 16, pp. 3086-3088 (2013)

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We show that polarization-independent coherent perfect absorption can be realized in a simple dipole-like metasurface by precisely engineering the ratio between the scattering loss γs and the dissipation loss γl. This effect can be traced to a critical condition on the scattering matrix in a dipolar picture, which requires that the scattering and dissipation losses are equivalent, i.e., γs=γl, at the resonant frequency f0. This work expands the capability of metasurface in getting extreme optical properties, allowing for many potential applications.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: April 24, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 10, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 15, 2013
Published: August 12, 2013

Ming Kang, Fu Liu, Teng-Fei Li, Qing-Hua Guo, Jensen Li, and Jing Chen, "Polarization-independent coherent perfect absorption by a dipole-like metasurface," Opt. Lett. 38, 3086-3088 (2013)

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