Abstract

Polarization-independent broad-band absorbers in the visible regime are theoretically investigated. The absorbers are three-layered structures consisting of a lossy dielectric grating on top of a low-loss dielectric layer and a substrate of the same lossy dielectric placed at the bottom. Enhanced absorption in the underlying structure is attained over a broad range of frequency for both TE and TM polarizations. In particular, a nearly perfect absorbance (over 99.6%) is achieved at λ ≈ 600 nm, around which the absorption spectra show a substantial overlap between two polarizations. The enhanced absorption is attributed to cavity resonance and its hybridization with a weakly bound surface wave. This feature is illustrated with the electric field patterns and time-averaged power loss density associated with the resonances.

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[CrossRef]

2008 (4)

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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2007 (4)

2006 (1)

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[CrossRef]

2005 (2)

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

M. Sarrazin and J. P. Vigneron, “Optical properties of tungsten thin films perforated with a bidimensional array of subwavelength holes,” Phys. Rev. E 68, 016603 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

F. J. García-Vidal and L. Martín-Moreno, “Transmission and focusing of light in one-dimensional periodically nanostructured metals,” Phys. Rev. B 66, 155412 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

A. P. Hibbins, J. R. Sambles, C. R. Lawrence, and D. M. Robinson, “Remarkable transmission of microwaves through a wall of long metallic bricks,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 2844–2846 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

S. Astilean, P. Lalanne, and M. Palamaru, “Light transmission through metallic channels much smaller than the wavelength,” Opt. Commun. 175, 265 – 273 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

J. A. Porto, F. J. García-Vidal, and J. B. Pendry, “Transmission resonances on metallic gratings with very narrow slits,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2845–2848 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1965 (1)

Agrawal, M.

Astilean, S.

S. Astilean, P. Lalanne, and M. Palamaru, “Light transmission through metallic channels much smaller than the wavelength,” Opt. Commun. 175, 265 – 273 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Avitzour, Y.

Y. Avitzour, Y. A. Urzhumov, and G. Shvets, “Wide-angle infrared absorber based on a negative-index plasmonic metamaterial,” Phys. Rev. B 79, 045131 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Barnard, E. S.

J. A. Schuller, E. S. Barnard, W. Cai, Y. C. Jun, J. S. White, and M. L. Brongersma, “Plasmonics for extreme light concentration and manipulation,” Nat. Mater. 9, 193–204 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. S. White, G. Veronis, Z. Yu, E. S. Barnard, A. Chandran, S. Fan, and M. L. Brongersma, “Extraordinary optical absorption through subwavelength slits,” Opt. Lett. 34, 686–688 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bezuglyi, E. V.

I. S. Spevak, A. Y. Nikitin, E. V. Bezuglyi, A. Levchenko, and A. V. Kats, “Resonantly suppressed transmission and anomalously enhanced light absorption in periodically modulated ultrathin metal films,” Phys. Rev. B 79, 161406 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Bläsi, B.

Bonod, N.

Borisov, A. G.

A. G. Borisov, F. J. García de Abajo, and S. V. Shabanov, “Role of electromagnetic trapped modes in extraordinary transmission in nanostructured materials,” Phys. Rev. B 71, 075408 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Braun, J.

J. Braun, B. Gompf, G. Kobiela, and M. Dressel, “How holes can obscure the view: Suppressed transmission through an ultrathin metal film by a subwavelength hole array,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 203901 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Brongersma, M. L.

J. A. Schuller, E. S. Barnard, W. Cai, Y. C. Jun, J. S. White, and M. L. Brongersma, “Plasmonics for extreme light concentration and manipulation,” Nat. Mater. 9, 193–204 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. S. White, G. Veronis, Z. Yu, E. S. Barnard, A. Chandran, S. Fan, and M. L. Brongersma, “Extraordinary optical absorption through subwavelength slits,” Opt. Lett. 34, 686–688 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Yu, G. Veronis, S. Fan, and M. L. Brongersma, “Design of midinfrared photodetectors enhanced by surface plasmons on grating structures,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 151116 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Cai, W.

J. A. Schuller, E. S. Barnard, W. Cai, Y. C. Jun, J. S. White, and M. L. Brongersma, “Plasmonics for extreme light concentration and manipulation,” Nat. Mater. 9, 193–204 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chandran, A.

Chen, X.

Cho, M. H.

Y. Lu, M. H. Cho, Y. Lee, and J. Y. Rhee, “Polarization-independent extraordinary optical transmission in one-dimensional metallic gratings with broad slits,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 061102 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Crouse, D.

Dai, L.

Diem, M.

M. Diem, T. Koschny, and C. M. Soukoulis, “Wide-angle perfect absorber/thermal emitter in the terahertz regime,” Phys. Rev. B 79, 033101 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Dressel, M.

J. Braun, B. Gompf, G. Kobiela, and M. Dressel, “How holes can obscure the view: Suppressed transmission through an ultrathin metal film by a subwavelength hole array,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 203901 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Ebbesen, T. W.

F. J. García-Vidal, L. Martín-Moreno, T. W. Ebbesen, and L. Kuipers, “Light passing through subwavelength apertures,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 82, 729–787 (2010).
[CrossRef]

C. Genet and T. W. Ebbesen, “Light in tiny holes,” Nature 445, 39–46 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fan, S.

C. Min, J. Li, G. Veronis, J.-Y. Lee, S. Fan, and P. Peumans, “Enhancement of optical absorption in thin-film organic solar cells through the excitation of plasmonic modes in metallic gratings,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 133302 (2010).
[CrossRef]

E. Rephaeli and S. Fan, “Absorber and emitter for solar thermo-photovoltaic systems to achieve efficiency exceeding the shockley-queisser limit,” Opt. Express 17, 15145–15159 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. S. White, G. Veronis, Z. Yu, E. S. Barnard, A. Chandran, S. Fan, and M. L. Brongersma, “Extraordinary optical absorption through subwavelength slits,” Opt. Lett. 34, 686–688 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Yu, G. Veronis, S. Fan, and M. L. Brongersma, “Design of midinfrared photodetectors enhanced by surface plasmons on grating structures,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 151116 (2006).
[CrossRef]

García de Abajo, F. J.

F. J. García de Abajo, “Colloquium: Light scattering by particle and hole arrays,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 79, 1267–1290 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. G. Borisov, F. J. García de Abajo, and S. V. Shabanov, “Role of electromagnetic trapped modes in extraordinary transmission in nanostructured materials,” Phys. Rev. B 71, 075408 (2005).
[CrossRef]

T. V. Teperik, V. V. Popov, and F. J. García de Abajo, “Void plasmons and total absorption of light in nanoporous metallic films,” Phys. Rev. B 71, 085408 (2005).
[CrossRef]

García-Vidal, F. J.

F. J. García-Vidal, L. Martín-Moreno, T. W. Ebbesen, and L. Kuipers, “Light passing through subwavelength apertures,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 82, 729–787 (2010).
[CrossRef]

F. J. García-Vidal and L. Martín-Moreno, “Transmission and focusing of light in one-dimensional periodically nanostructured metals,” Phys. Rev. B 66, 155412 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. A. Porto, F. J. García-Vidal, and J. B. Pendry, “Transmission resonances on metallic gratings with very narrow slits,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2845–2848 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Genet, C.

C. Genet and T. W. Ebbesen, “Light in tiny holes,” Nature 445, 39–46 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gerber, A.

Gompf, B.

J. Braun, B. Gompf, G. Kobiela, and M. Dressel, “How holes can obscure the view: Suppressed transmission through an ultrathin metal film by a subwavelength hole array,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 203901 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Grigorenko, A. N.

V. G. Kravets, S. Neubeck, A. N. Grigorenko, and A. F. Kravets, “Plasmonic blackbody: Strong absorption of light by metal nanoparticles embedded in a dielectric matrix,” Phys. Rev. B 81, 165401 (2010).
[CrossRef]

V. G. Kravets, F. Schedin, and A. N. Grigorenko, “Plasmonic blackbody: Almost complete absorption of light in nanostructured metallic coatings,” Phys. Rev. B 78, 205405 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Hessel, A.

Hibbins, A. P.

A. P. Hibbins, J. R. Sambles, C. R. Lawrence, and D. M. Robinson, “Remarkable transmission of microwaves through a wall of long metallic bricks,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 2844–2846 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Hu, C.

Huang, X. R.

Jiang, C.

Jun, Y. C.

J. A. Schuller, E. S. Barnard, W. Cai, Y. C. Jun, J. S. White, and M. L. Brongersma, “Plasmonics for extreme light concentration and manipulation,” Nat. Mater. 9, 193–204 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kats, A. V.

I. S. Spevak, A. Y. Nikitin, E. V. Bezuglyi, A. Levchenko, and A. V. Kats, “Resonantly suppressed transmission and anomalously enhanced light absorption in periodically modulated ultrathin metal films,” Phys. Rev. B 79, 161406 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Keshavareddy, P.

Kirchartz, T.

Kobiela, G.

J. Braun, B. Gompf, G. Kobiela, and M. Dressel, “How holes can obscure the view: Suppressed transmission through an ultrathin metal film by a subwavelength hole array,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 203901 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Koschny, T.

M. Diem, T. Koschny, and C. M. Soukoulis, “Wide-angle perfect absorber/thermal emitter in the terahertz regime,” Phys. Rev. B 79, 033101 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kravets, A. F.

V. G. Kravets, S. Neubeck, A. N. Grigorenko, and A. F. Kravets, “Plasmonic blackbody: Strong absorption of light by metal nanoparticles embedded in a dielectric matrix,” Phys. Rev. B 81, 165401 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Kravets, V. G.

V. G. Kravets, S. Neubeck, A. N. Grigorenko, and A. F. Kravets, “Plasmonic blackbody: Strong absorption of light by metal nanoparticles embedded in a dielectric matrix,” Phys. Rev. B 81, 165401 (2010).
[CrossRef]

V. G. Kravets, F. Schedin, and A. N. Grigorenko, “Plasmonic blackbody: Almost complete absorption of light in nanostructured metallic coatings,” Phys. Rev. B 78, 205405 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Krishna, S.

J. Rosenberg, R. V. Shenoi, T. E. Vandervelde, S. Krishna, and O. Painter, “A multispectral and polarization-selective surface-plasmon resonant midinfrared detector,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 161101 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kuipers, L.

F. J. García-Vidal, L. Martín-Moreno, T. W. Ebbesen, and L. Kuipers, “Light passing through subwavelength apertures,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 82, 729–787 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Lalanne, P.

S. Astilean, P. Lalanne, and M. Palamaru, “Light transmission through metallic channels much smaller than the wavelength,” Opt. Commun. 175, 265 – 273 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Landy, N. I.

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

Lawrence, C. R.

A. P. Hibbins, J. R. Sambles, C. R. Lawrence, and D. M. Robinson, “Remarkable transmission of microwaves through a wall of long metallic bricks,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 2844–2846 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Lee, J.-Y.

C. Min, J. Li, G. Veronis, J.-Y. Lee, S. Fan, and P. Peumans, “Enhancement of optical absorption in thin-film organic solar cells through the excitation of plasmonic modes in metallic gratings,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 133302 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Lee, Y.

Y. Lu, M. H. Cho, Y. Lee, and J. Y. Rhee, “Polarization-independent extraordinary optical transmission in one-dimensional metallic gratings with broad slits,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 061102 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Levchenko, A.

I. S. Spevak, A. Y. Nikitin, E. V. Bezuglyi, A. Levchenko, and A. V. Kats, “Resonantly suppressed transmission and anomalously enhanced light absorption in periodically modulated ultrathin metal films,” Phys. Rev. B 79, 161406 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Li, J.

C. Min, J. Li, G. Veronis, J.-Y. Lee, S. Fan, and P. Peumans, “Enhancement of optical absorption in thin-film organic solar cells through the excitation of plasmonic modes in metallic gratings,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 133302 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Lu, Y.

Y. Lu, M. H. Cho, Y. Lee, and J. Y. Rhee, “Polarization-independent extraordinary optical transmission in one-dimensional metallic gratings with broad slits,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 061102 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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C. Min, J. Li, G. Veronis, J.-Y. Lee, S. Fan, and P. Peumans, “Enhancement of optical absorption in thin-film organic solar cells through the excitation of plasmonic modes in metallic gratings,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 133302 (2010).
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J. A. Schuller, E. S. Barnard, W. Cai, Y. C. Jun, J. S. White, and M. L. Brongersma, “Plasmonics for extreme light concentration and manipulation,” Nat. Mater. 9, 193–204 (2010).
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J. S. White, G. Veronis, Z. Yu, E. S. Barnard, A. Chandran, S. Fan, and M. L. Brongersma, “Extraordinary optical absorption through subwavelength slits,” Opt. Lett. 34, 686–688 (2009).
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J. S. White, G. Veronis, Z. Yu, E. S. Barnard, A. Chandran, S. Fan, and M. L. Brongersma, “Extraordinary optical absorption through subwavelength slits,” Opt. Lett. 34, 686–688 (2009).
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Y. Lu, M. H. Cho, Y. Lee, and J. Y. Rhee, “Polarization-independent extraordinary optical transmission in one-dimensional metallic gratings with broad slits,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 061102 (2008).
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A. P. Hibbins, J. R. Sambles, C. R. Lawrence, and D. M. Robinson, “Remarkable transmission of microwaves through a wall of long metallic bricks,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 2844–2846 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Z. Yu, G. Veronis, S. Fan, and M. L. Brongersma, “Design of midinfrared photodetectors enhanced by surface plasmons on grating structures,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 151116 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Rosenberg, R. V. Shenoi, T. E. Vandervelde, S. Krishna, and O. Painter, “A multispectral and polarization-selective surface-plasmon resonant midinfrared detector,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 161101 (2009).
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J. A. Schuller, E. S. Barnard, W. Cai, Y. C. Jun, J. S. White, and M. L. Brongersma, “Plasmonics for extreme light concentration and manipulation,” Nat. Mater. 9, 193–204 (2010).
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A. G. Borisov, F. J. García de Abajo, and S. V. Shabanov, “Role of electromagnetic trapped modes in extraordinary transmission in nanostructured materials,” Phys. Rev. B 71, 075408 (2005).
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Y. Avitzour, Y. A. Urzhumov, and G. Shvets, “Wide-angle infrared absorber based on a negative-index plasmonic metamaterial,” Phys. Rev. B 79, 045131 (2009).
[CrossRef]

F. J. García-Vidal and L. Martín-Moreno, “Transmission and focusing of light in one-dimensional periodically nanostructured metals,” Phys. Rev. B 66, 155412 (2002).
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V. G. Kravets, F. Schedin, and A. N. Grigorenko, “Plasmonic blackbody: Almost complete absorption of light in nanostructured metallic coatings,” Phys. Rev. B 78, 205405 (2008).
[CrossRef]

I. S. Spevak, A. Y. Nikitin, E. V. Bezuglyi, A. Levchenko, and A. V. Kats, “Resonantly suppressed transmission and anomalously enhanced light absorption in periodically modulated ultrathin metal films,” Phys. Rev. B 79, 161406 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. Diem, T. Koschny, and C. M. Soukoulis, “Wide-angle perfect absorber/thermal emitter in the terahertz regime,” Phys. Rev. B 79, 033101 (2009).
[CrossRef]

T. V. Teperik, V. V. Popov, and F. J. García de Abajo, “Void plasmons and total absorption of light in nanoporous metallic films,” Phys. Rev. B 71, 085408 (2005).
[CrossRef]

V. G. Kravets, S. Neubeck, A. N. Grigorenko, and A. F. Kravets, “Plasmonic blackbody: Strong absorption of light by metal nanoparticles embedded in a dielectric matrix,” Phys. Rev. B 81, 165401 (2010).
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M. Sarrazin and J. P. Vigneron, “Optical properties of tungsten thin films perforated with a bidimensional array of subwavelength holes,” Phys. Rev. E 68, 016603 (2003).
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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, 207402 (2008).
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Figures (9)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the light absorber consisting of a grating layer and a substrate made of tungsten (W), spaced by a polysilicon (p-Si) slab, where p is the grating period, b is the grating depth, a is the slit width, w = pa, h is the p-Si slab thickness, and t is the W substrate thickness.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Absorbance of the light absorber as sketched in Fig. 1 for TE and TM polarizations, where p = 500 nm, a = 330 nm, b = 420 nm, h = 497 nm and t = 200 nm.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Absorbance as a function of wavelength and angle of incidence for the same absorber in Fig. 2 for (a) TE polarization and (b) TM polarization. White dashed lines indicate the onset of grating lobes with nonzero diffraction order m. Black solid triangles denote the absorption peaks (A > 0.9) at different angles of incidence.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Contours of the electric field Ez at (a) λ ≈ 600 nm (TE11-like mode) associated with the absorption peak and (b) λ ≈ 407 nm (TE12-like mode) for the same absorber in Fig. 2 for TE polarization. In (b), the black arrows denote the directions of diffraction order m = ±1.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(a) Contours of horizontal electric field Ex and (b) vertical electric field Ey associated with the absorption peak at λ ≈ 609 nm for the same absorber in Fig. 2 for TM polarization.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Contours of the time-averaged power loss density dPloss/dV associated with the absorption peaks for the same absorber in Fig. 2 at (a) λ ≈ 600 nm for TE polarization and (b) λ ≈ 609 nm for TM polarization. In (b), the alignment of surface charges are denoted by symbols “+” and “−”.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Ratios of the time-averaged power loss Ploss in different layers of the same absorber in Fig. 2 for (a) TE polarization and (b) TM polarization.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Dependence of absorbance on (a) the grating period p and (b) the slit width a for TE polarization (left plots) and TM polarization (right plots). All geometry parameters are the same as in Fig. 2 except the grating period p for (a) and the slit width a for (b). In each plot, the white circle denotes the absorption peak for the optimized structure in Fig 2.

Fig. 9
Fig. 9

Dependence of absorbance on (a) the grating depth b and (b) the p-Si layer thickness h for TE polarization (left plots) and TM polarization (right plots). All geometry parameters are the same as in Fig. 2 except the grating depth b for (a) and p-Si layer thickness h. In each plot, the white circle denotes the absorption peak for the optimized structure in Fig 2.

Equations (2)

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sin θ m = sin θ + m λ p ,
λ mn = 2 ( m / a ) 2 + ( n / b ) 2 ,

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