Abstract

Tunable terahertz absorbers composed of periodically cross-shaped graphene arrays with the ability to achieve near-unity absorbance are proposed and studied. Our results demonstrate that the bandwidth of absorption rate above 90% can reach up to 1.13 terahertz by use of a single layer of cross-shaped graphene arrays. By simply stacking the double layer cross-shaped graphene with careful design, the working bandwidth can be broadened compared with the single-layer graphene-based absorber. The proposed absorbers have the properties of being polarization insensitive and having large angle tolerance, and the tunability of the Fermi level in graphene allows us to realize tunable terahertz absorbers with potential interest in integrated terahertz optoelectronic devices.

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