Perfect metamaterial absorber.


Journal Article

We present the design for an absorbing metamaterial (MM) with near unity absorbance A(omega). Our structure consists of two MM resonators that couple separately to electric and magnetic fields so as to absorb all incident radiation within a single unit cell layer. We fabricate, characterize, and analyze a MM absorber with a slightly lower predicted A(omega) of 96%. Unlike conventional absorbers, our MM consists solely of metallic elements. The substrate can therefore be optimized for other parameters of interest. We experimentally demonstrate a peak A(omega) greater than 88% at 11.5 GHz.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Landy, NI; Sajuyigbe, S; Mock, JJ; Smith, DR; Padilla, WJ

Published Date

  • May 21, 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 100 / 20

Start / End Page

  • 207402 -

PubMed ID

  • 18518577

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18518577

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1079-7114

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/physrevlett.100.207402


  • eng