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Title: Metamaterial broadband angular selectivity

Abstract

We reveal how broadband angular selectivity can be achieved with stacks of one-dimensionally periodic photonic crystals, each consisting of alternating isotropic layers and effective anisotropic layers, where each effective anisotropic layer is constructed from a multilayered metamaterial. We demonstrate that by simply changing the structure of the metamaterials, the selective angle can be tuned to a broad range of angles; and, by increasing the number of stacks, the angular transmission window can be made as narrow as desired. As a proof of principle, we realize the idea experimentally in the microwave regime. The angular selectivity and tunability we report here can have various applications such as in directional control of electromagnetic emitters and detectors.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [1]
  1. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
  2. Zhejiang Univ., Hangzhou (China)
  3. Wuhan Univ., Wuhan (China)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Solid-State Solar-Thermal Energy Conversion Center (S3TEC); Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1385297
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1180013
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0001299; FG02-09ER46577
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 90; Journal Issue: 12; Related Information: S3TEC partners with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (lead); Boston College; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Journal ID: ISSN 1098-0121
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; solar (photovoltaic); solar (thermal); solid state lighting; phonons; thermal conductivity; thermoelectric; defects; mechanical behavior; charge transport; spin dynamics; materials and chemistry by design; optics; synthesis (novel materials); synthesis (self-assembly); synthesis (scalable processing)

Citation Formats

Shen, Yichen, Ye, Dexin, Wang, Li, Celanovic, Ivan, Ran, Lixin, Joannopoulos, John D., and Soljačić, Marin. Metamaterial broadband angular selectivity. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.90.125422.
Shen, Yichen, Ye, Dexin, Wang, Li, Celanovic, Ivan, Ran, Lixin, Joannopoulos, John D., & Soljačić, Marin. Metamaterial broadband angular selectivity. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.90.125422.
Shen, Yichen, Ye, Dexin, Wang, Li, Celanovic, Ivan, Ran, Lixin, Joannopoulos, John D., and Soljačić, Marin. Mon . "Metamaterial broadband angular selectivity". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.90.125422. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1385297.
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title = {Metamaterial broadband angular selectivity},
author = {Shen, Yichen and Ye, Dexin and Wang, Li and Celanovic, Ivan and Ran, Lixin and Joannopoulos, John D. and Soljačić, Marin},
abstractNote = {We reveal how broadband angular selectivity can be achieved with stacks of one-dimensionally periodic photonic crystals, each consisting of alternating isotropic layers and effective anisotropic layers, where each effective anisotropic layer is constructed from a multilayered metamaterial. We demonstrate that by simply changing the structure of the metamaterials, the selective angle can be tuned to a broad range of angles; and, by increasing the number of stacks, the angular transmission window can be made as narrow as desired. As a proof of principle, we realize the idea experimentally in the microwave regime. The angular selectivity and tunability we report here can have various applications such as in directional control of electromagnetic emitters and detectors.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.90.125422},
journal = {Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics},
number = 12,
volume = 90,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {9}
}

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