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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2014
  • pp: 486–488

Guided-mode resonant coherent light absorbers

J. A. Giese, J. W. Yoon, B. R. Wenner, J. W. Allen, M. S. Allen, and R. Magnusson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 3, pp. 486-488 (2014)

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We present a new class of coherent perfect absorbers based on guided-mode resonance in thin semiconductor films. Using particle-swarm optimization methods, we design a thin-film amorphous silicon grating that maximizes coherent modulation of the absorbance. The optimized device exhibits a maximum scattering power of 94% and a power absorption limit approaching 100% at the 1550-nm wavelength.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: November 1, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 12, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 18, 2013
Published: January 21, 2014

J. A. Giese, J. W. Yoon, B. R. Wenner, J. W. Allen, M. S. Allen, and R. Magnusson, "Guided-mode resonant coherent light absorbers," Opt. Lett. 39, 486-488 (2014)

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