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Title: Focused thermal emission from a nanostructured SiC surface

Abstract

Incandescent sources that produce light from electrically heated filaments or films tend to feature low efficiencies and offer poor spectral and angular control. We demonstrate that a judicious nanostructuring of a SiC surface can focus thermal emission of a preselected spectral range to a well-defined height above the surface. SiC is known to support electromagnetic surface waves that afford the required thermal emission control. Here, we provide general design rules for this type of focusing element that can be extended to other material systems, such as metals supporting surface plasmon-polariton waves. These rules are verified using full-wave calculations of the spatial variation of thermal emission. Finally, the obtained results establish a foundation for developing more complex algorithms for the design of complex thermal lenses.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Stanford Univ., CA (United States); Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States)
  2. Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States)
  3. Stanford Univ., CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion (LMI)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); US Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research (ONR)
OSTI Identifier:
1388289
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1326252
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0001293; N00014-15-1-2685
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 94; Journal Issue: 9; Related Information: LMI partners with California Institute of Technology (lead); Harvard University; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; solar (photovoltaic); solid state lighting; phonons; thermal conductivity; electrodes - solar; materials and chemistry by design; optics; synthesis (novel materials); synthesis (self-assembly)

Citation Formats

Chalabi, Hamidreza, Alù, Andrea, and Brongersma, Mark L. Focused thermal emission from a nanostructured SiC surface. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.94.094307.
Chalabi, Hamidreza, Alù, Andrea, & Brongersma, Mark L. Focused thermal emission from a nanostructured SiC surface. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.94.094307.
Chalabi, Hamidreza, Alù, Andrea, and Brongersma, Mark L. Fri . "Focused thermal emission from a nanostructured SiC surface". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.94.094307. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1388289.
@article{osti_1388289,
title = {Focused thermal emission from a nanostructured SiC surface},
author = {Chalabi, Hamidreza and Alù, Andrea and Brongersma, Mark L.},
abstractNote = {Incandescent sources that produce light from electrically heated filaments or films tend to feature low efficiencies and offer poor spectral and angular control. We demonstrate that a judicious nanostructuring of a SiC surface can focus thermal emission of a preselected spectral range to a well-defined height above the surface. SiC is known to support electromagnetic surface waves that afford the required thermal emission control. Here, we provide general design rules for this type of focusing element that can be extended to other material systems, such as metals supporting surface plasmon-polariton waves. These rules are verified using full-wave calculations of the spatial variation of thermal emission. Finally, the obtained results establish a foundation for developing more complex algorithms for the design of complex thermal lenses.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.94.094307},
journal = {Physical Review B},
number = 9,
volume = 94,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {9}
}

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