High performance optical absorber based on a plasmonic metamaterial


Journal Article

High absorption efficiency is particularly desirable at present for various microtechnological applications including microbolometers, photodectors, coherent thermal emitters, and solar cells. Here we report the design, characterization, and experimental demonstration of an ultrathin, wide-angle, subwavelength high performance metamaterial absorber for optical frequencies. Experimental results show that an absorption peak of 88% is achieved at the wavelength of ∼1.58 μm, though theoretical results give near perfect absorption. © 2010 American Institute of Physics.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hao, J; Wang, J; Liu, X; Padilla, WJ; Zhou, L; Qiu, M

Published Date

  • June 21, 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 96 / 25

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-6951

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1063/1.3442904

Citation Source

  • Scopus