Abstract

In this paper, a new ultra-thin and broadband wide-angle polarization-insensitive metasurface solar absorber is designed and optimized. The proposed metasurface absorber topology is optimized by using a genetic algorithm to enhance the bandwidth and decrease the unit cell area. The proposed unit cell is designed with fourfolded symmetric subunit cells rotated in the clockwise direction to achieve a polarization-independent response. The unit cell with 320×320  nm2 area and 50 nm thickness has a broadband (90%) absorption response in the visible frequency region of the solar spectrum and infrared from 350 THz to 700 THz for normal incident angles and higher than 70% for incident angles up to 40° at both polarizations.

© 2018 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Triple-broadband infrared metamaterial absorber with polarization-independent and wide-angle absorption

Chang Liu, Limei Qi, and Mingjing Wu
Opt. Mater. Express 8(8) 2439-2448 (2018)

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 (5)

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 (3)

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