Optically thin composite resonant absorber at the near-infrared band: a polarization independent and spectrally broadband configuration

TitleOptically thin composite resonant absorber at the near-infrared band: a polarization independent and spectrally broadband configuration
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsAlici KB, Turhan AB, Soukoulis CM, Ozbay E
Journal TitleOptics Express
Volume19
Pages14260-14267
Date Published07
ISBN Number1094-4087
Accession NumberWOS:000292877600059
Abstract

We designed, fabricated, and experimentally characterized thin absorbers utilizing both electrical and magnetic impedance matching at the near-infrared regime. The absorbers consist of four main layers: a metal back plate, dielectric spacer, and two artificial layers. One of the artificial layers provides electrical resonance and the other one provides magnetic resonance yielding a polarization independent broadband perfect absorption. The structure response remains similar for the wide angle of incidence due to the sub-wavelength unit cell size of the constituting artificial layers. The design is useful for applications such as thermal photovoltaics, sensors, and camouflage. (C)2011 Optical Society of America

DOI10.1364/OE.19.014260