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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1227–1230

Multispectral metamaterial absorber

J. Grant, I. J. H. McCrindle, C. Li, and D. R. S. Cumming  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 5, pp. 1227-1230 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.001227


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Abstract

We present the simulation, implementation, and measurement of a multispectral metamaterial absorber (MSMMA) and show that we can realize a simple absorber structure that operates in the mid-IR and terahertz (THz) bands. By embedding an IR metamaterial absorber layer into a standard THz metamaterial absorber stack, a narrowband resonance is induced at a wavelength of 4.3 μm. This resonance is in addition to the THz metamaterial absorption resonance at 109 μm (2.75 THz). We demonstrate the inherent scalability and versatility of our MSMMA by describing a second device whereby the MM-induced IR absorption peak frequency is tuned by varying the IR absorber geometry. Such a MSMMA could be coupled with a suitable sensor and formed into a focal plane array, enabling multispectral imaging.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.2235) Detectors : Far infrared or terahertz
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: November 26, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 8, 2014
Published: February 24, 2014

Citation
J. Grant, I. J. H. McCrindle, C. Li, and D. R. S. Cumming, "Multispectral metamaterial absorber," Opt. Lett. 39, 1227-1230 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-5-1227


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