Broadband light absorption with disordered gold nanostructures

Jienfeng Huang Huang, Changxu Liu

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Abstract

Broadband light absorbers are a crucial part of many applications, including thermophotovoltaic cells, plasmonic scatterers for photovoltaic cells, broadband thermal emitters, cloaking devices, and optical interconnects.1–5 Ideally, such broadband absorbers should behave like a black body, i.e., a dark material that absorbs radiation at all wavelengths, angles, and polarizations, and without exhibiting any transmission or reflection. In reality, however, it is difficult to create a perfect black body because practical materials are intrinsically non-ideal.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSPIE Newsroom
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 11 2016

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