Abstract

By introducing the notion of wavelength- and angle-averaged absorptance, we assess in a systematic way the possibility of achieving wide-angle absorptance in a spectral range. We determine the optimum thicknesses for which this broadband wide-angle absorption occurs for a representative example of infrared detector.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Optical performance of absorber structures for thermal detectors

J. J. Monzón and L. L. Sánchez-Soto
Appl. Opt. 33(22) 5137-5141 (1994)

Broadband and highly absorbing multilayer structure in mid-infrared

Hao Peng, Yi Luo, Xiangxiao Ying, Yang Pu, Yadong Jiang, Jimmy Xu, and Zhijun Liu
Appl. Opt. 55(31) 8833-8838 (2016)

Integral merit function for broadband omnidirectional mirrors

Alberto G. Barriuso, Juan J. Monzón, Luis L. Sánchez-Soto, and Ángel Felipe
Appl. Opt. 46(15) 2903-2906 (2007)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (4)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (1)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (10)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription