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Title: Polarization-Independent Optical Broadband Angular Selectivity

Abstract

Generalizing broadband angular selectivity to both polarizations has been a scientific challenge for a long time. Previous demonstrations of the broadband angular selectivity work only for one polarization. In this paper, we propose a method that can achieve polarization-independent optical broadband angular selectivity. Our design is based on a material system consisting of alternating one-dimensionally anisotropic photonic crystal (1D PhC) stacks and half-wave plates. 1D PhC stacks have an angular photonic band gap for p-polarized light and half-wave plates can convert s-polarized light to p-polarized light. Here, by introducing alternating 1D PhC stacks and half-wave plates, we predict that one can achieve a central transmission angle at normal incidence and an angularly selective range of less than 30° across the whole visible spectrum.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [3]; ORCiD logo [4];  [5];  [5];  [2]
  1. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States); Zhejiang Univ., Hangzhou (China)
  2. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
  3. Mantaline Corp., Mantua, OH (United States)
  4. Univ. of Southern Denmark, Odense (Denmark)
  5. Zhejiang Univ., Hangzhou (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:
1566581
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0001299
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
ACS Photonics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 5; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 2330-4022
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 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

Qu, Yurui, Shen, Yichen, Yin, Kezhen, Yang, Yuanqing, Li, Qiang, Qiu, Min, and Soljačić, Marin. Polarization-Independent Optical Broadband Angular Selectivity. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1021/acsphotonics.8b00862.
Qu, Yurui, Shen, Yichen, Yin, Kezhen, Yang, Yuanqing, Li, Qiang, Qiu, Min, & Soljačić, Marin. Polarization-Independent Optical Broadband Angular Selectivity. United States. doi:10.1021/acsphotonics.8b00862.
Qu, Yurui, Shen, Yichen, Yin, Kezhen, Yang, Yuanqing, Li, Qiang, Qiu, Min, and Soljačić, Marin. Fri . "Polarization-Independent Optical Broadband Angular Selectivity". United States. doi:10.1021/acsphotonics.8b00862. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1566581.
@article{osti_1566581,
title = {Polarization-Independent Optical Broadband Angular Selectivity},
author = {Qu, Yurui and Shen, Yichen and Yin, Kezhen and Yang, Yuanqing and Li, Qiang and Qiu, Min and Soljačić, Marin},
abstractNote = {Generalizing broadband angular selectivity to both polarizations has been a scientific challenge for a long time. Previous demonstrations of the broadband angular selectivity work only for one polarization. In this paper, we propose a method that can achieve polarization-independent optical broadband angular selectivity. Our design is based on a material system consisting of alternating one-dimensionally anisotropic photonic crystal (1D PhC) stacks and half-wave plates. 1D PhC stacks have an angular photonic band gap for p-polarized light and half-wave plates can convert s-polarized light to p-polarized light. Here, by introducing alternating 1D PhC stacks and half-wave plates, we predict that one can achieve a central transmission angle at normal incidence and an angularly selective range of less than 30° across the whole visible spectrum.},
doi = {10.1021/acsphotonics.8b00862},
journal = {ACS Photonics},
number = 10,
volume = 5,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {8}
}

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