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Title: Broadband Metamaterial Absorbers

Abstract

The recent rise of metamaterials opens new opportunities for absorbers due to their designed electrodynamic properties and effects, allowing the creation of materials with effective values of permittivity and permeability that are not available in naturally occurring materials. Since their first experimental demonstration in 2008, recent literature has offered great advances in metamaterial perfect absorbers (MMPAs) operating at frequencies from radio to optical. Broadband absorbers are indispensable in thermophotovoltaics, photodetection, bolometry, and manipulation of mechanical resonances. Although it is easy to obtain MMPAs with single band or multiband, achieving broadband MMPA (BMMPA) remains a challenge due to the intrinsically narrow bandwidth of surface plasmon polaritons, localized surface plasmon resonances generated on metallic surfaces at nanoscale or high Q-factor in GHz region. To guide future development of BMMPA, recent progress is reviewed here: the methods to create broadband absorption and their potential applications. The four mainstream methods to achieve BMMPAs are introduced, including planar and vertical element arrangements, their welding with lumped elements and the use of plasmonic nanocomposites, accompanied by the description of other, less common approaches. Following this, applications of BMMPA in solar photovoltaics, photodetection, bolometry, and manipulation of mechanical resonances are reviewed. Finally, challenges and prospects are discussed.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [4];  [4];  [4];  [5]; ORCiD logo [3];  [6]
  1. Univ. of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu (China); Australian National Univ., Canberra, ACT (Australia)
  2. Univ. of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu (China); Inst. National de la Recherche Scientifique, Quebec (Canada)
  3. Univ. of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu (China)
  4. Australian National Univ., Canberra, ACT (Australia)
  5. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Lemont, IL (United States)
  6. Ohio Univ., Athens, OH (United States)
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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
National Basic Research Program of China; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC); China Postdoctoral Science Foundation; USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Scientific User Facilities Division
OSTI Identifier:
1559946
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1479525
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357; DE‐AC02‐06CH11357
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Advanced Optical Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 2195-1071
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; absorbers; broadband; metamaterials; metasurfaces

Citation Formats

Yu, Peng, Besteiro, Lucas V., Huang, Yongjun, Wu, Jiang, Fu, Lan, Tan, Hark H., Jagadish, Chennupati, Wiederrecht, Gary P., Wang, Zhiming, and Govorov, Alexander O. Broadband Metamaterial Absorbers. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1002/adom.201800995.
Yu, Peng, Besteiro, Lucas V., Huang, Yongjun, Wu, Jiang, Fu, Lan, Tan, Hark H., Jagadish, Chennupati, Wiederrecht, Gary P., Wang, Zhiming, & Govorov, Alexander O. Broadband Metamaterial Absorbers. United States. doi:10.1002/adom.201800995.
Yu, Peng, Besteiro, Lucas V., Huang, Yongjun, Wu, Jiang, Fu, Lan, Tan, Hark H., Jagadish, Chennupati, Wiederrecht, Gary P., Wang, Zhiming, and Govorov, Alexander O. Thu . "Broadband Metamaterial Absorbers". United States. doi:10.1002/adom.201800995. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1559946.
@article{osti_1559946,
title = {Broadband Metamaterial Absorbers},
author = {Yu, Peng and Besteiro, Lucas V. and Huang, Yongjun and Wu, Jiang and Fu, Lan and Tan, Hark H. and Jagadish, Chennupati and Wiederrecht, Gary P. and Wang, Zhiming and Govorov, Alexander O.},
abstractNote = {The recent rise of metamaterials opens new opportunities for absorbers due to their designed electrodynamic properties and effects, allowing the creation of materials with effective values of permittivity and permeability that are not available in naturally occurring materials. Since their first experimental demonstration in 2008, recent literature has offered great advances in metamaterial perfect absorbers (MMPAs) operating at frequencies from radio to optical. Broadband absorbers are indispensable in thermophotovoltaics, photodetection, bolometry, and manipulation of mechanical resonances. Although it is easy to obtain MMPAs with single band or multiband, achieving broadband MMPA (BMMPA) remains a challenge due to the intrinsically narrow bandwidth of surface plasmon polaritons, localized surface plasmon resonances generated on metallic surfaces at nanoscale or high Q-factor in GHz region. To guide future development of BMMPA, recent progress is reviewed here: the methods to create broadband absorption and their potential applications. The four mainstream methods to achieve BMMPAs are introduced, including planar and vertical element arrangements, their welding with lumped elements and the use of plasmonic nanocomposites, accompanied by the description of other, less common approaches. Following this, applications of BMMPA in solar photovoltaics, photodetection, bolometry, and manipulation of mechanical resonances are reviewed. Finally, challenges and prospects are discussed.},
doi = {10.1002/adom.201800995},
journal = {Advanced Optical Materials},
number = 3,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {10}
}

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Figure 1 Figure 1: Selected representative publications on MMPA from 2008 to the middle of 2017. The publications are from Ref. [5, 8-17, 18], respectively along the time axis.

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