Abstract

Antireflective surfaces are often realized by minimizing the refractive index contrast between the air and substrate using subwavelength microstructures. In this paper, we introduce another kind of geometry-induced antireflective surface using multireflection to suppress reflection to a very low extent. This surface is composed of micro-∧-shape array with the wedge size much larger than the wavelength of the incident light. Simulation and experimental results show that the micro-∧-shape array can effectively suppress the reflection within wide incident angles and large wavelength ranges. The enhanced light adsorption caused by the greatly increased light path length within the micro-∧-shape array is responsible for the antireflection phenomena. Such antireflective surface may find various applications, in solar cells, for example.

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