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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David Hagan
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1236–1242

Quasi-omnidirectional total light absorption in nanostructured gold surfaces

Hanbin Zheng, Renaud Vallée, Rui M. Almeida, Thomas Rivera, and Serge Ravaine  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4, Issue 6, pp. 1236-1242 (2014)

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Theoretical calculations have predicted the possibility of omnidirectional absorption on a metallic surface with a closed packed layer of voids/spheres buried just beneath the surface. We have carried out a series of experiments to verify the existence of this theoretically predicted phenomenon. We report the observation of quasi omnidirectional total absorption of light on our fabricated surfaces and the tunability of the absorption wavelength by varying the size of the spheres/pores. The strongly enhanced absorption is observed for angles of incidence up to 65°.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3900) Materials : Metals
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(310.3915) Thin films : Metallic, opaque, and absorbing coatings

ToC Category:
Plasmonic Materials

Original Manuscript: April 15, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 12, 2014
Published: May 28, 2014

Hanbin Zheng, Renaud Vallée, Rui M. Almeida, Thomas Rivera, and Serge Ravaine, "Quasi-omnidirectional total light absorption in nanostructured gold surfaces," Opt. Mater. Express 4, 1236-1242 (2014)

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