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Title: Independently tunable dual-band perfect absorber based on graphene at mid-infrared frequencies

We design a dual-band absorber formed by combining two cross-shaped metallic resonators of different sizes within a super-unit-cell arranged in mirror symmetry. Simulations indicate that absorption efficiencies greater than 99% can be achieved at two different frequencies under normal incidence. We also employ a design scheme with graphene integration, which allows independent tuning of individual absorption frequencies by electrostatically changing the Fermi energy of the graphene layer. High absorbance is maintained over a wide incident angle range up to 50 degrees for both TE and TM polarizations. Thus, it enables a promising way to design electrically tunable absorbers, which may contribute toward the realization of frequency selective detectors for sensing applications.
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  1. Univ. of Science and Technology, Shandong (China); Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Univ. of Science and Technology, Shandong (China)
  3. China Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang (China)
  4. Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater, OK (United States)
  5. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
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Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 2045-2322; srep18463
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Scientific Reports
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 2045-2322
Nature Publishing Group
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE metamaterial; graphene; modulator