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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2014
  • pp: 4208–4211

Omnidirectional light absorption of disordered nano-hole structure inspired from Papilio ulysses

Wanlin Wang, Wang Zhang, Xiaotian Fang, Yiqiao Huang, Qinglei Liu, Mingwen Bai, and Di Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 14, pp. 4208-4211 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.004208


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Abstract

Butterflies routinely produce nanostructured surfaces with useful properties. Here, we report a disordered nano-hole structure with ridges inspired by Papilio ulysses that produce omnidirectional light absorption compared with the common ordered structure. The result shows that the omnidirectional light absorption is affected by polarization, the incident angle, and the wavelength. Using the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method, the stable omnidirectional light absorption is achieved in the structure inspired from the Papilio ulysses over a wide incident angle range and with various wavelengths. This explains some of the mysteries of the structure of the Papilio ulysses butterfly. These conclusions can guide the design of omnidirectional absorption materials.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(140.3490) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, distributed-feedback
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings

ToC Category:
Thin Films

History
Original Manuscript: April 16, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 4, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 10, 2014
Published: July 11, 2014

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Vol. 9, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Wanlin Wang, Wang Zhang, Xiaotian Fang, Yiqiao Huang, Qinglei Liu, Mingwen Bai, and Di Zhang, "Omnidirectional light absorption of disordered nano-hole structure inspired from Papilio ulysses," Opt. Lett. 39, 4208-4211 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-14-4208


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