Global to push GA events into
skip to main content

Title: Thermal emitter comprising near-zero permittivity materials

A novel thermal source comprising a semiconductor hyperbolic metamaterial provides control of the emission spectrum and the angular emission pattern. These properties arise because of epsilon-near-zero conditions in the semiconductor hyperbolic metamaterial. In particular, the thermal emission is dominated by the epsilon-near-zero effect in the doped quantum wells composing the semiconductor hyperbolic metamaterial. Furthermore, different properties are observed for s and p polarizations, following the characteristics of the strong anisotropy of hyperbolic metamaterials.
Inventors:
; ;
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1404708
Assignee:
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC SNL-A
Patent Number(s):
9,799,798
Application Number:
15/379,786
Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Dec 15
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Other works cited in this record:

Infrared light sources with semimetal electron injection
patent, November 1999

Berreman mode and epsilon near zero mode
journal, January 2012
  • Vassant, Simon; Hugonin, Jean-Paul; Marquier, Francois
  • Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 21, p. 23971-23977
  • DOI: 10.1364/OE.20.023971

Epsilon-Near-Zero Mode for Active Optoelectronic Devices
journal, December 2012

Theory of epsilon-near-zero modes in ultrathin films
journal, March 2015
  • Campione, Salvatore; Brener, Igal; Marquier, Francois
  • Physical Review B, Vol. 91, Issue 12, Article No. 121408(R)
  • DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.91.121408

Electrical modulation of emissivity
journal, February 2013
  • Vassant, S.; Moldovan Doyen, I.; Marquier, F.
  • Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 102, Issue 8, Article No. 081125
  • DOI: 10.1063/1.4793650

Optical properties of transiently-excited semiconductor hyperbolic metamaterials
journal, January 2015
  • Campione, Salvatore; Luk, Ting S.; Liu, Sheng
  • Optical Materials Express, Vol. 5, Issue 11, p. 2385-2394
  • DOI: 10.1364/OME.5.002385

Negative refraction in semiconductor metamaterials
journal, October 2007
  • Hoffman, Anthony J.; Alekseyev, Leonid; Howard, Scott S.
  • Nature Materials, Vol. 6, Issue 12, p. 946-950
  • DOI: 10.1038/nmat2033

Midinfrared semiconductor optical metamaterials
journal, June 2009
  • Hoffman, Anthony J.; Sridhar, Aishwarya; Braun, Phillip X.
  • Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 105, Issue 12, Article No. 122411
  • DOI: 10.1063/1.3124087

Strong coupling in hyperbolic metamaterials
journal, July 2014

Realizing high-quality, ultralarge momentum states and ultrafast topological transitions using semiconductor hyperbolic metamaterials
journal, January 2015
  • Campione, Salvatore; Luk, Ting S.; Liu, Sheng
  • Journal of the Optical Society of America B, Vol. 32, Issue 9, p. 1809-1815
  • DOI: 10.1364/JOSAB.32.001809

Thermal radiation of lamellar metal-dielectric metamaterials and metallic surfaces
journal, January 2015
  • Noginov, M. A.; Mozafari, A.; Tumkur, T. U.
  • Optical Materials Express, Vol. 5, Issue 7, p. 1511-1525
  • DOI: 10.1364/OME.5.001511

Charge-Induced Coherence between Intersubband Plasmons in a Quantum Structure
journal, December 2012

Electric field enhancement in ɛ-near-zero slabs under TM-polarized oblique incidence
journal, January 2013
  • Campione, Salvatore; de Ceglia, Domenico; Vincenti, Maria Antonietta
  • Physical Review B, Vol. 87, Issue 3, Article No. 035120
  • DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.87.035120

Similar records in DOepatents and OSTI.GOV collections: