Abstract

High performance light absorber with a broad bandwidth is particularly desirable for near-infrared photodetection and optical interconnects. Here we demonstrate a dual broadband perfect absorber in the near-infrared regime, which is based on a hybrid plasmonic-photonic microstructure. Such a microstructure is fabricated by self-assembling a monolayer colloidal crystal on an optically opaque metal film followed by depositing a thin metallic half-shell on the top of the colloidal particles. Both experimental and numerical simulation results show that the simply designed absorbers have dual broadband with absorption exceeding 90% in the near-infrared region with the absorption bands being scalable by tuning the size of the colloidal particles. Moreover, the absorption efficiency shows an extremely slight dispersion for the incident angles up to 50 degrees, benefit from the high symmetry as well as the highly modulated plasmonic microstructures that lead to a weak polarization dependence of these two absorption bands. The relative ease of growing high-quality colloidal crystals and the low cost of fabricating such plasmonic-photonic microstructures with high reproducibility could promise applicability of the light absorber in the field of photodetectors, thermal emitters and photovoltaics.

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2012 (11)

C. M. Watts, X. L. Liu, and W. J. Padilla, “Metamaterial electromagnetic wave absorbers,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.)24(23), OP98–OP120, OP181 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. W. Cheng, M. N. Abbas, C. W. Chiu, K. T. Lai, M. H. Shih, and Y. C. Chang, “Wide-angle polarization independent infrared broadband absorbers based on metallic multi-sized disk arrays,” Opt. Express20(9), 10376–10381 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Huang, D. R. Chowdhury, S. Ramani, M. T. Reiten, S. N. Luo, A. J. Taylor, and H. T. Chen, “Experimental demonstration of terahertz metamaterial absorbers with a broad and flat high absorption band,” Opt. Lett.37(2), 154–156 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Hendrickson, J. P. Guo, B. Y. Zhang, W. Buchwald, and R. Soref, “Wideband perfect light absorber at midwave infrared using multiplexed metal structures,” Opt. Lett.37(3), 371–373 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Wang, C. Fan, P. Ding, J. He, Y. Cheng, W. Hu, G. Cai, E. Liang, and Q. Xue, “Tunable broad-band perfect absorber by exciting of multiple plasmon resonances at optical frequency,” Opt. Express20(14), 14871–14878 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Bouchon, C. Koechlin, F. Pardo, R. Haïdar, and J. L. Pelouard, “Wideband omnidirectional infrared absorber with a patchwork of plasmonic nanoantennas,” Opt. Lett.37(6), 1038–1040 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Cui, K. H. Fung, J. Xu, H. Ma, Y. Jin, S. He, and N. X. Fang, “Ultrabroadband light absorption by a sawtooth anisotropic metamaterial slab,” Nano Lett.12(3), 1443–1447 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Thongrattanasiri, F. H. L. Koppens, and F. J. García de Abajo, “Complete optical absorption in periodically patterned graphene,” Phys. Rev. Lett.108(4), 047401 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

X. Chen, Y. Chen, M. Yan, and M. Qiu, “Nanosecond photothermal effects in plasmonic nanostructures,” ACS Nano6(3), 2550–2557 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Q. Feng, M. Pu, C. Hu, and X. Luo, “Engineering the dispersion of metamaterial surface for broadband infrared absorption,” Opt. Lett.37(11), 2133–2135 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Yao, J. Yao, V. K. Narasimhan, Z. C. Ruan, C. Xie, S. H. Fan, and Y. Cui, “Broadband light management using low-Q whispering gallery modes in spherical nanoshells,” Nat. Commun.3, 664 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2011 (11)

J. Grandidier, D. M. Callahan, J. N. Munday, and H. A. Atwater, “Light absorption enhancement in thin-film solar cells using whispering gallery modes in dielectric nanospheres,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.)23(10), 1272–1276 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. Ding, M. Bardosova, M. E. Pemble, A. V. Korovin, U. Peschel, and S. G. Romanov, “Broadband omnidirectional diversion of light in hybrid plasmonic-photonic heterocrystals,” Adv. Funct. Mater.21(21), 4182–4192 (2011).
[CrossRef]

M. Wang, C. Hu, M. Pu, C. Huang, Z. Zhao, Q. Feng, and X. Luo, “Truncated spherical voids for nearly omnidirectional optical absorption,” Opt. Express19(21), 20642–20649 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Q. Wang, C. J. Tang, J. Chen, P. Zhan, and Z. L. Wang, “Effect of symmetry breaking on localized and delocalized surface plasmons in monolayer hexagonal-close-packed metallic truncated nanoshells,” Opt. Express19(24), 23889–23900 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. G. Romanov, A. V. Korovin, A. Regensburger, and U. Peschel, “Hybrid colloidal plasmonic-photonic crystals,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.)23(22-23), 2515–2533 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

X. L. Liu, T. Tyler, T. Starr, A. F. Starr, N. M. Jokerst, and W. J. Padilla, “Taming the blackbody with infrared metamaterials as selective thermal emitters,” Phys. Rev. Lett.107(4), 045901 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Grant, Y. Ma, S. Saha, A. Khalid, and D. R. S. Cumming, “Polarization insensitive, broadband terahertz metamaterial absorber,” Opt. Lett.36(17), 3476–3478 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Q. Chen, H. Cheng, H. F. Yang, J. J. Li, X. Y. Duan, C. Z. Gu, and J. G. Tian, “Polarization insensitive and ominidirectional broadband near perfect planar metamaterial absorber in the near infrared regime,” Appl. Phys. Lett.99(25), 253104 (2011).
[CrossRef]

K. Aydin, V. E. Ferry, R. M. Briggs, and H. A. Atwater, “Broadband polarization-independent resonant light absorption using ultrathin plasmonic super absorbers,” Nat. Commun.2, 517 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. B. Alici, A. B. Turhan, C. M. Soukoulis, and E. Ozbay, “Optically thin composite resonant absorber at the near-infrared band: a polarization independent and spectrally broadband configuration,” Opt. Express19(15), 14260–14267 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. W. Knight, H. Sobhani, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas, “Photodetection with active optical antennas,” Science332(6030), 702–704 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2010 (5)

N. Liu, M. Mesch, T. Weiss, M. Hentschel, and H. Giessen, “Infrared perfect absorber and its application as plasmonic sensor,” Nano Lett.10(7), 2342–2348 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. A. Atwater and A. Polman, “Plasmonics for improved photovoltaic devices,” Nat. Mater.9(3), 205–213 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Q. Ye, Y. Jin, and S. He, “Omnidirectional, polarization-insensitive and broadband thin absorber in the terahertz regime,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B27(3), 498–504 (2010).
[CrossRef]

X. D. Yu, L. Shi, D. Z. Han, J. Zi, and P. V. Braun, “High quality factor metallodielectric hybrid plasmonic-photonic crystals,” Adv. Funct. Mater.20(12), 1910–1916 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Y. Y. Li, J. Pan, P. Zhan, S. N. Zhu, N. B. Ming, Z. L. Wang, W. D. Han, X. Y. Jiang, and J. Zi, “Surface plasmon coupling enhanced dielectric environment sensitivity in a quasi-three-dimensional metallic nanohole array,” Opt. Express18(4), 3546–3555 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2009 (1)

C. J. Tang, Z. L. Wang, W. Y. Zhang, N. B. Ming, G. Sun, and P. Sheng, “Localized and delocalized surface-plasmon-mediated light tunneling through monolayer hexagonal-close-packed metallic nanoshells,” Phys. Rev. B80(16), 165401 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (3)

A. I. Maaroof, M. B. Cortie, N. Harris, and L. Wieczorek, “Mie and Bragg plasmons in subwavelength silver semi-shells,” Small4(12), 2292–2299 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. V. Teperik, F. J. García de Abajo, A. G. Borisov, M. Abdelsalam, P. N. Bartlett, Y. Sugawara, and J. J. Baumberg, “Ominidirectional absorption in nanostructured metal surfaces,” Nat. Photonics2(5), 299–301 (2008).
[CrossRef]

N. I. Landy, S. Sajuyigbe, J. J. Mock, D. R. Smith, and W. J. Padilla, “Perfect metamaterial absorber,” Phys. Rev. Lett.100(20), 207402 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2006 (1)

P. Zhan, Z. L. Wang, H. Dong, J. Sun, H. T. Wang, S. N. Zhu, N. B. Ming, and J. Zi, “The anomalous infrared transmission of gold films on two-dimensional colloidal crystals,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.)18(12), 1612–1616 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

J. C. Love, B. D. Gates, D. B. Wolfe, K. E. Paul, and G. M. Whitesides, “Fabrication and wetting properties of metallic half-shells with submicron diameters,” Nano Lett.2(8), 891–894 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Abbas, M. N.

Abdelsalam, M.

T. V. Teperik, F. J. García de Abajo, A. G. Borisov, M. Abdelsalam, P. N. Bartlett, Y. Sugawara, and J. J. Baumberg, “Ominidirectional absorption in nanostructured metal surfaces,” Nat. Photonics2(5), 299–301 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Alici, K. B.

Atwater, H. A.

K. Aydin, V. E. Ferry, R. M. Briggs, and H. A. Atwater, “Broadband polarization-independent resonant light absorption using ultrathin plasmonic super absorbers,” Nat. Commun.2, 517 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Grandidier, D. M. Callahan, J. N. Munday, and H. A. Atwater, “Light absorption enhancement in thin-film solar cells using whispering gallery modes in dielectric nanospheres,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.)23(10), 1272–1276 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. A. Atwater and A. Polman, “Plasmonics for improved photovoltaic devices,” Nat. Mater.9(3), 205–213 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Aydin, K.

K. Aydin, V. E. Ferry, R. M. Briggs, and H. A. Atwater, “Broadband polarization-independent resonant light absorption using ultrathin plasmonic super absorbers,” Nat. Commun.2, 517 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bardosova, M.

B. Ding, M. Bardosova, M. E. Pemble, A. V. Korovin, U. Peschel, and S. G. Romanov, “Broadband omnidirectional diversion of light in hybrid plasmonic-photonic heterocrystals,” Adv. Funct. Mater.21(21), 4182–4192 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Bartlett, P. N.

T. V. Teperik, F. J. García de Abajo, A. G. Borisov, M. Abdelsalam, P. N. Bartlett, Y. Sugawara, and J. J. Baumberg, “Ominidirectional absorption in nanostructured metal surfaces,” Nat. Photonics2(5), 299–301 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Baumberg, J. J.

T. V. Teperik, F. J. García de Abajo, A. G. Borisov, M. Abdelsalam, P. N. Bartlett, Y. Sugawara, and J. J. Baumberg, “Ominidirectional absorption in nanostructured metal surfaces,” Nat. Photonics2(5), 299–301 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Borisov, A. G.

T. V. Teperik, F. J. García de Abajo, A. G. Borisov, M. Abdelsalam, P. N. Bartlett, Y. Sugawara, and J. J. Baumberg, “Ominidirectional absorption in nanostructured metal surfaces,” Nat. Photonics2(5), 299–301 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Bouchon, P.

Braun, P. V.

X. D. Yu, L. Shi, D. Z. Han, J. Zi, and P. V. Braun, “High quality factor metallodielectric hybrid plasmonic-photonic crystals,” Adv. Funct. Mater.20(12), 1910–1916 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Briggs, R. M.

K. Aydin, V. E. Ferry, R. M. Briggs, and H. A. Atwater, “Broadband polarization-independent resonant light absorption using ultrathin plasmonic super absorbers,” Nat. Commun.2, 517 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Buchwald, W.

Cai, G.

Callahan, D. M.

J. Grandidier, D. M. Callahan, J. N. Munday, and H. A. Atwater, “Light absorption enhancement in thin-film solar cells using whispering gallery modes in dielectric nanospheres,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.)23(10), 1272–1276 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chang, Y. C.

Chen, H. T.

Chen, J.

Chen, S. Q.

S. Q. Chen, H. Cheng, H. F. Yang, J. J. Li, X. Y. Duan, C. Z. Gu, and J. G. Tian, “Polarization insensitive and ominidirectional broadband near perfect planar metamaterial absorber in the near infrared regime,” Appl. Phys. Lett.99(25), 253104 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Chen, X.

X. Chen, Y. Chen, M. Yan, and M. Qiu, “Nanosecond photothermal effects in plasmonic nanostructures,” ACS Nano6(3), 2550–2557 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chen, Y.

X. Chen, Y. Chen, M. Yan, and M. Qiu, “Nanosecond photothermal effects in plasmonic nanostructures,” ACS Nano6(3), 2550–2557 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cheng, C. W.

Cheng, H.

S. Q. Chen, H. Cheng, H. F. Yang, J. J. Li, X. Y. Duan, C. Z. Gu, and J. G. Tian, “Polarization insensitive and ominidirectional broadband near perfect planar metamaterial absorber in the near infrared regime,” Appl. Phys. Lett.99(25), 253104 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Cheng, Y.

Chiu, C. W.

Chowdhury, D. R.

Cortie, M. B.

A. I. Maaroof, M. B. Cortie, N. Harris, and L. Wieczorek, “Mie and Bragg plasmons in subwavelength silver semi-shells,” Small4(12), 2292–2299 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cui, Y.

Y. Yao, J. Yao, V. K. Narasimhan, Z. C. Ruan, C. Xie, S. H. Fan, and Y. Cui, “Broadband light management using low-Q whispering gallery modes in spherical nanoshells,” Nat. Commun.3, 664 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Cui, K. H. Fung, J. Xu, H. Ma, Y. Jin, S. He, and N. X. Fang, “Ultrabroadband light absorption by a sawtooth anisotropic metamaterial slab,” Nano Lett.12(3), 1443–1447 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cumming, D. R. S.

Ding, B.

B. Ding, M. Bardosova, M. E. Pemble, A. V. Korovin, U. Peschel, and S. G. Romanov, “Broadband omnidirectional diversion of light in hybrid plasmonic-photonic heterocrystals,” Adv. Funct. Mater.21(21), 4182–4192 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Ding, P.

Dong, H.

P. Zhan, Z. L. Wang, H. Dong, J. Sun, H. T. Wang, S. N. Zhu, N. B. Ming, and J. Zi, “The anomalous infrared transmission of gold films on two-dimensional colloidal crystals,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.)18(12), 1612–1616 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Duan, X. Y.

S. Q. Chen, H. Cheng, H. F. Yang, J. J. Li, X. Y. Duan, C. Z. Gu, and J. G. Tian, “Polarization insensitive and ominidirectional broadband near perfect planar metamaterial absorber in the near infrared regime,” Appl. Phys. Lett.99(25), 253104 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Fan, C.

Fan, S. H.

Y. Yao, J. Yao, V. K. Narasimhan, Z. C. Ruan, C. Xie, S. H. Fan, and Y. Cui, “Broadband light management using low-Q whispering gallery modes in spherical nanoshells,” Nat. Commun.3, 664 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fang, N. X.

Y. Cui, K. H. Fung, J. Xu, H. Ma, Y. Jin, S. He, and N. X. Fang, “Ultrabroadband light absorption by a sawtooth anisotropic metamaterial slab,” Nano Lett.12(3), 1443–1447 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Feng, Q.

Ferry, V. E.

K. Aydin, V. E. Ferry, R. M. Briggs, and H. A. Atwater, “Broadband polarization-independent resonant light absorption using ultrathin plasmonic super absorbers,” Nat. Commun.2, 517 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fung, K. H.

Y. Cui, K. H. Fung, J. Xu, H. Ma, Y. Jin, S. He, and N. X. Fang, “Ultrabroadband light absorption by a sawtooth anisotropic metamaterial slab,” Nano Lett.12(3), 1443–1447 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

García de Abajo, F. J.

S. Thongrattanasiri, F. H. L. Koppens, and F. J. García de Abajo, “Complete optical absorption in periodically patterned graphene,” Phys. Rev. Lett.108(4), 047401 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. V. Teperik, F. J. García de Abajo, A. G. Borisov, M. Abdelsalam, P. N. Bartlett, Y. Sugawara, and J. J. Baumberg, “Ominidirectional absorption in nanostructured metal surfaces,” Nat. Photonics2(5), 299–301 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Gates, B. D.

J. C. Love, B. D. Gates, D. B. Wolfe, K. E. Paul, and G. M. Whitesides, “Fabrication and wetting properties of metallic half-shells with submicron diameters,” Nano Lett.2(8), 891–894 (2002).
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B. Ding, M. Bardosova, M. E. Pemble, A. V. Korovin, U. Peschel, and S. G. Romanov, “Broadband omnidirectional diversion of light in hybrid plasmonic-photonic heterocrystals,” Adv. Funct. Mater.21(21), 4182–4192 (2011).
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S. G. Romanov, A. V. Korovin, A. Regensburger, and U. Peschel, “Hybrid colloidal plasmonic-photonic crystals,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.)23(22-23), 2515–2533 (2011).
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N. I. Landy, S. Sajuyigbe, J. J. Mock, D. R. Smith, and W. J. Padilla, “Perfect metamaterial absorber,” Phys. Rev. Lett.100(20), 207402 (2008).
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X. D. Yu, L. Shi, D. Z. Han, J. Zi, and P. V. Braun, “High quality factor metallodielectric hybrid plasmonic-photonic crystals,” Adv. Funct. Mater.20(12), 1910–1916 (2010).
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N. I. Landy, S. Sajuyigbe, J. J. Mock, D. R. Smith, and W. J. Padilla, “Perfect metamaterial absorber,” Phys. Rev. Lett.100(20), 207402 (2008).
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S. Thongrattanasiri, F. H. L. Koppens, and F. J. García de Abajo, “Complete optical absorption in periodically patterned graphene,” Phys. Rev. Lett.108(4), 047401 (2012).
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A. I. Maaroof, M. B. Cortie, N. Harris, and L. Wieczorek, “Mie and Bragg plasmons in subwavelength silver semi-shells,” Small4(12), 2292–2299 (2008).
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J. C. Love, B. D. Gates, D. B. Wolfe, K. E. Paul, and G. M. Whitesides, “Fabrication and wetting properties of metallic half-shells with submicron diameters,” Nano Lett.2(8), 891–894 (2002).
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S. Q. Chen, H. Cheng, H. F. Yang, J. J. Li, X. Y. Duan, C. Z. Gu, and J. G. Tian, “Polarization insensitive and ominidirectional broadband near perfect planar metamaterial absorber in the near infrared regime,” Appl. Phys. Lett.99(25), 253104 (2011).
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Y. Yao, J. Yao, V. K. Narasimhan, Z. C. Ruan, C. Xie, S. H. Fan, and Y. Cui, “Broadband light management using low-Q whispering gallery modes in spherical nanoshells,” Nat. Commun.3, 664 (2012).
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X. D. Yu, L. Shi, D. Z. Han, J. Zi, and P. V. Braun, “High quality factor metallodielectric hybrid plasmonic-photonic crystals,” Adv. Funct. Mater.20(12), 1910–1916 (2010).
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Zhang, B. Y.

Zhang, W. Y.

C. J. Tang, Z. L. Wang, W. Y. Zhang, N. B. Ming, G. Sun, and P. Sheng, “Localized and delocalized surface-plasmon-mediated light tunneling through monolayer hexagonal-close-packed metallic nanoshells,” Phys. Rev. B80(16), 165401 (2009).
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Zhu, S. N.

Y. Y. Li, J. Pan, P. Zhan, S. N. Zhu, N. B. Ming, Z. L. Wang, W. D. Han, X. Y. Jiang, and J. Zi, “Surface plasmon coupling enhanced dielectric environment sensitivity in a quasi-three-dimensional metallic nanohole array,” Opt. Express18(4), 3546–3555 (2010).
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P. Zhan, Z. L. Wang, H. Dong, J. Sun, H. T. Wang, S. N. Zhu, N. B. Ming, and J. Zi, “The anomalous infrared transmission of gold films on two-dimensional colloidal crystals,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.)18(12), 1612–1616 (2006).
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X. D. Yu, L. Shi, D. Z. Han, J. Zi, and P. V. Braun, “High quality factor metallodielectric hybrid plasmonic-photonic crystals,” Adv. Funct. Mater.20(12), 1910–1916 (2010).
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Y. Y. Li, J. Pan, P. Zhan, S. N. Zhu, N. B. Ming, Z. L. Wang, W. D. Han, X. Y. Jiang, and J. Zi, “Surface plasmon coupling enhanced dielectric environment sensitivity in a quasi-three-dimensional metallic nanohole array,” Opt. Express18(4), 3546–3555 (2010).
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P. Zhan, Z. L. Wang, H. Dong, J. Sun, H. T. Wang, S. N. Zhu, N. B. Ming, and J. Zi, “The anomalous infrared transmission of gold films on two-dimensional colloidal crystals,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.)18(12), 1612–1616 (2006).
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X. Chen, Y. Chen, M. Yan, and M. Qiu, “Nanosecond photothermal effects in plasmonic nanostructures,” ACS Nano6(3), 2550–2557 (2012).
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B. Ding, M. Bardosova, M. E. Pemble, A. V. Korovin, U. Peschel, and S. G. Romanov, “Broadband omnidirectional diversion of light in hybrid plasmonic-photonic heterocrystals,” Adv. Funct. Mater.21(21), 4182–4192 (2011).
[CrossRef]

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S. G. Romanov, A. V. Korovin, A. Regensburger, and U. Peschel, “Hybrid colloidal plasmonic-photonic crystals,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.)23(22-23), 2515–2533 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Zhan, Z. L. Wang, H. Dong, J. Sun, H. T. Wang, S. N. Zhu, N. B. Ming, and J. Zi, “The anomalous infrared transmission of gold films on two-dimensional colloidal crystals,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.)18(12), 1612–1616 (2006).
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J. Grandidier, D. M. Callahan, J. N. Munday, and H. A. Atwater, “Light absorption enhancement in thin-film solar cells using whispering gallery modes in dielectric nanospheres,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.)23(10), 1272–1276 (2011).
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C. M. Watts, X. L. Liu, and W. J. Padilla, “Metamaterial electromagnetic wave absorbers,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.)24(23), OP98–OP120, OP181 (2012).
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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Schematic and (b) a large-area optical image (scale bar 1 mm) taken under white-light irradiation and (c) a top view SEM image of a fabricated hybrid plasmonic-photonic microstructure. Cross-sectional schematic illustration (d) and SEM image (e) of a sample showing gold on the PS microspheres with 1.1 μm in diameter, and the gold back reflector under the colloids.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Measured (a) and calculated (b) absorption spectra of the hybrid plasmonic-photonic microstructures fabricated using CCs consisting of PS microspheres with diameters of D = 1.0 µm and 1.1 µm under an incident angle of 8°. (c) Absorption spectra of the hybrid plasmonic-photonic microstructure (diameter of PS microspheres D = 1.1 µm) under an incident angle of 20° as functions of the polarization angle. For all microstructures, the nominal thickness of the Au layer on the top of PS colloids is t = 9 nm.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Calculated |E|2 map of the two resonant absorption modes at λ1 = 1.97 μm (a,c,d) and λ2 = 1.34 μm (e,g,h) for the hybrid plasmonic-photonic microstructures fabricated using CCs of PS microspheres with 1.1 µm in diameter. Color map is in linear scale and the same scale is used for all maps. (a) A cross-sectional view at λ1 = 1.97 μm, and its two top views with z = 825 nm (c) and z = 100nm (d). (e) The cross-sectional view at λ2 = 1.34 μm, and its two top views with z = 825 nm (g) and z = 100nm (h). The white dashed lines mark the xy planes at these two different z values. (b) and (f) Electric field vectors mapped on the xoz plane across the center of one microsphere for λ1 and λ2, respectively. Arrows represent field directions and colors show strength with red larger and black smaller. The blue dashed circles outline the regions of the gold coated microsphere microstructures. Black signs “+” and “−” stand for positive and negative charges, respectively.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Absorption spectra of hybrid plasmonic-photonic microstructure with t = 9 nm under TM polarization (a) and TE polarization (b) as a function of incident angle and wavelength.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Measured absorption spectra of hybrid plasmonic-photonic microstructures with increasing nominal thickness of the corrugated metal layer t from 0 to 12 nm.

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