Abstract

A polarization-independent and omnidirectional nearly perfect absorber in the visible region has been proposed. The absorber is two-layer structure consisting of a subwavelength metal grating layer embedded in the high refractive index and lossless dielectric layer on the metal substrate. Extraordinary optical absorption with absorption peaks of over 99% can be achieved over the whole visible region for both TM and TE polarization. This absorption is attributed to cavity mode (CM) resonance caused by the coupled surface plasmon polaritons (SPP). Through adjusting the grating thickness, the absorption peak can be tuned linearly, which is highly advantageous to design various absorbers. Furthermore, the absorbance retains ultra-high over a wide angular range of incidence for both TM and TE polarization. This nearly perfect absorber offers great potential in the refractive index (RI) sensors, integrated photodetectors, solar cells and so on.

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Barbara, A.

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Barnard, E. S.

Battal, E.

Bouchon, P.

P. Bouchon, F. Pardo, B. Portier, L. Ferlazzo, P. Ghenuche, G. Dagher, C. Dupuis, N. Bardou, R. Haidar, and J. L. Pelouard, “Total funneling of light in high aspect ratio plasmonic nanoresonators,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(19), 191109 (2011).
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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).
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Brongersma, M. L.

M. L. Brongersma, Y. Cui, and S. Fan, “Light management for photovoltaics using high-index nanostructures,” Nat. Mater. 13(5), 451–460 (2014).
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R. A. Pala, J. White, E. Barnard, J. Liu, and M. L. Brongersma, “Design of plasmonic thin-film solar cells with broadband absorption enhancements,” Adv. Mater. 21(34), 3504–3509 (2009).
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Cabrini, S.

A. Polyakov, K. F. Thompson, S. D. Dhuey, D. L. Olynick, S. Cabrini, P. J. Schuck, and H. A. Padmore, “Plasmon resonance tuning in metallic nanocavities,” Sci Rep 2, 933 (2012).
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[Crossref] [PubMed]

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M. L. Brongersma, Y. Cui, and S. Fan, “Light management for photovoltaics using high-index nanostructures,” Nat. Mater. 13(5), 451–460 (2014).
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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).
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[Crossref]

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A. Polyakov, K. F. Thompson, S. D. Dhuey, D. L. Olynick, S. Cabrini, P. J. Schuck, and H. A. Padmore, “Plasmon resonance tuning in metallic nanocavities,” Sci Rep 2, 933 (2012).
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Dupuis, C.

P. Bouchon, F. Pardo, B. Portier, L. Ferlazzo, P. Ghenuche, G. Dagher, C. Dupuis, N. Bardou, R. Haidar, and J. L. Pelouard, “Total funneling of light in high aspect ratio plasmonic nanoresonators,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(19), 191109 (2011).
[Crossref]

Elazar, J. M.

Fan, L.

Z. Fang, Y. R. Zhen, L. Fan, X. Zhu, and P. Nordlander, “Tunable wide-angle plasmonic perfect absorber at visible frequencies,” Phys. Rev. B 85(24), 245401 (2012).
[Crossref]

Fan, S.

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]

Fang, Z.

Z. Fang, Y. R. Zhen, L. Fan, X. Zhu, and P. Nordlander, “Tunable wide-angle plasmonic perfect absorber at visible frequencies,” Phys. Rev. B 85(24), 245401 (2012).
[Crossref]

Ferlazzo, L.

P. Bouchon, F. Pardo, B. Portier, L. Ferlazzo, P. Ghenuche, G. Dagher, C. Dupuis, N. Bardou, R. Haidar, and J. L. Pelouard, “Total funneling of light in high aspect ratio plasmonic nanoresonators,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(19), 191109 (2011).
[Crossref]

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]

Gawarikar, A. S.

J. J. Talghader, A. S. Gawarikar, and R. P. Shea, “Spectral selectivity in infrared thermal detection,” Light Sci.Appl. 1(8), e24 (2012).
[Crossref]

Gaylord, T. K.

Ghenuche, P.

P. Bouchon, F. Pardo, B. Portier, L. Ferlazzo, P. Ghenuche, G. Dagher, C. Dupuis, N. Bardou, R. Haidar, and J. L. Pelouard, “Total funneling of light in high aspect ratio plasmonic nanoresonators,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(19), 191109 (2011).
[Crossref]

Giessen, H.

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]

Guo, C. F.

C. F. Guo, T. Sun, F. Cao, Q. Liu, and Z. Ren, “Metallic nanostructures for light trapping in energy-harvesting devices,” Light Sci.Appl. 3(4), e161 (2014).
[Crossref]

Hafner, J. H.

K. M. Mayer and J. H. Hafner, “Localized surface plasmon resonance sensors,” Chem. Rev. 111(6), 3828–3857 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Haidar, R.

P. Bouchon, F. Pardo, B. Portier, L. Ferlazzo, P. Ghenuche, G. Dagher, C. Dupuis, N. Bardou, R. Haidar, and J. L. Pelouard, “Total funneling of light in high aspect ratio plasmonic nanoresonators,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(19), 191109 (2011).
[Crossref]

Haïdar, R.

F. Pardo, P. Bouchon, R. Haïdar, and J. L. Pelouard, “Light funneling mechanism explained by magnetoelectric interference,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 107(9), 093902 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Hao, P.

He, S.

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]

Hentschel, M.

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]

Hu, C.

Hu, Y. H.

X. Xiong, S. C. Jiang, Y. H. Hu, R. W. Peng, and M. Wang, “Structured metal film as a perfect absorber,” Adv. Mater. 25(29), 3994–4000 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Jiang, S. C.

X. Xiong, S. C. Jiang, Y. H. Hu, R. W. Peng, and M. Wang, “Structured metal film as a perfect absorber,” Adv. Mater. 25(29), 3994–4000 (2013).
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Jiang, W. X.

Jin, Y.

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]

Jung, J.

Kivshar, Y. S.

N. I. Zheludev and Y. S. Kivshar, “From metamaterials to metadevices,” Nat. Mater. 11(11), 917–924 (2012).
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Kurokawa, Y.

H. T. Miyazaki and Y. Kurokawa, “Controlled plasmon resonance in closed metal/insulator/metal nanocavities,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(21), 211126 (2006).
[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(20), 207402 (2008).
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Le Perchec, J.

J. Le Perchec, P. Quémerais, A. Barbara, and T. López-Ríos, “Why metallic surfaces with grooves a few nanometers deep and wide may strongly absorb visible light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100(6), 066408 (2008).
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Li, H.

Li, K.

Liu, G.

Liu, J.

R. A. Pala, J. White, E. Barnard, J. Liu, and M. L. Brongersma, “Design of plasmonic thin-film solar cells with broadband absorption enhancements,” Adv. Mater. 21(34), 3504–3509 (2009).
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Liu, Q.

C. F. Guo, T. Sun, F. Cao, Q. Liu, and Z. Ren, “Metallic nanostructures for light trapping in energy-harvesting devices,” Light Sci.Appl. 3(4), e161 (2014).
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Liu, X.

X. Liu, T. Starr, A. F. Starr, and W. J. Padilla, “Infrared spatial and frequency selective metamaterial with near-unity absorbance,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104(20), 207403 (2010).
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López-Ríos, T.

J. Le Perchec, P. Quémerais, A. Barbara, and T. López-Ríos, “Why metallic surfaces with grooves a few nanometers deep and wide may strongly absorb visible light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100(6), 066408 (2008).
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Luo, X.

Ma, 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]

Ma, H. F.

Majewski, M. L.

Mayer, K. M.

K. M. Mayer and J. H. Hafner, “Localized surface plasmon resonance sensors,” Chem. Rev. 111(6), 3828–3857 (2011).
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Mesch, M.

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]

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H. T. Miyazaki and Y. Kurokawa, “Controlled plasmon resonance in closed metal/insulator/metal nanocavities,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(21), 211126 (2006).
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Mock, J. J.

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]

Moharam, M. G.

Morris, G. M.

Munday, J. N.

J. N. Munday and H. A. Atwater, “Large integrated absorption enhancement in plasmonic solar cells by combining metallic gratings and antireflection coatings,” Nano Lett. 11(6), 2195–2201 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Nordlander, P.

Z. Fang, Y. R. Zhen, L. Fan, X. Zhu, and P. Nordlander, “Tunable wide-angle plasmonic perfect absorber at visible frequencies,” Phys. Rev. B 85(24), 245401 (2012).
[Crossref]

Okyay, A. K.

Olynick, D. L.

A. Polyakov, K. F. Thompson, S. D. Dhuey, D. L. Olynick, S. Cabrini, P. J. Schuck, and H. A. Padmore, “Plasmon resonance tuning in metallic nanocavities,” Sci Rep 2, 933 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Padilla, W. J.

X. Liu, T. Starr, A. F. Starr, and W. J. Padilla, “Infrared spatial and frequency selective metamaterial with near-unity absorbance,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104(20), 207403 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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]

Padmore, H. A.

A. Polyakov, K. F. Thompson, S. D. Dhuey, D. L. Olynick, S. Cabrini, P. J. Schuck, and H. A. Padmore, “Plasmon resonance tuning in metallic nanocavities,” Sci Rep 2, 933 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Pala, R. A.

R. A. Pala, J. White, E. Barnard, J. Liu, and M. L. Brongersma, “Design of plasmonic thin-film solar cells with broadband absorption enhancements,” Adv. Mater. 21(34), 3504–3509 (2009).
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Pardo, F.

F. Pardo, P. Bouchon, R. Haïdar, and J. L. Pelouard, “Light funneling mechanism explained by magnetoelectric interference,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 107(9), 093902 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

P. Bouchon, F. Pardo, B. Portier, L. Ferlazzo, P. Ghenuche, G. Dagher, C. Dupuis, N. Bardou, R. Haidar, and J. L. Pelouard, “Total funneling of light in high aspect ratio plasmonic nanoresonators,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(19), 191109 (2011).
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S. Collin, F. Pardo, and J. L. Pelouard, “Waveguiding in nanoscale metallic apertures,” Opt. Express 15(7), 4310–4320 (2007).
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Pelouard, J. L.

P. Bouchon, F. Pardo, B. Portier, L. Ferlazzo, P. Ghenuche, G. Dagher, C. Dupuis, N. Bardou, R. Haidar, and J. L. Pelouard, “Total funneling of light in high aspect ratio plasmonic nanoresonators,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(19), 191109 (2011).
[Crossref]

F. Pardo, P. Bouchon, R. Haïdar, and J. L. Pelouard, “Light funneling mechanism explained by magnetoelectric interference,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 107(9), 093902 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Collin, F. Pardo, and J. L. Pelouard, “Waveguiding in nanoscale metallic apertures,” Opt. Express 15(7), 4310–4320 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Peng, R. W.

X. Xiong, S. C. Jiang, Y. H. Hu, R. W. Peng, and M. Wang, “Structured metal film as a perfect absorber,” Adv. Mater. 25(29), 3994–4000 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Peng, S.

Polyakov, A.

A. Polyakov, K. F. Thompson, S. D. Dhuey, D. L. Olynick, S. Cabrini, P. J. Schuck, and H. A. Padmore, “Plasmon resonance tuning in metallic nanocavities,” Sci Rep 2, 933 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Portier, B.

P. Bouchon, F. Pardo, B. Portier, L. Ferlazzo, P. Ghenuche, G. Dagher, C. Dupuis, N. Bardou, R. Haidar, and J. L. Pelouard, “Total funneling of light in high aspect ratio plasmonic nanoresonators,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(19), 191109 (2011).
[Crossref]

Quémerais, P.

J. Le Perchec, P. Quémerais, A. Barbara, and T. López-Ríos, “Why metallic surfaces with grooves a few nanometers deep and wide may strongly absorb visible light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100(6), 066408 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Rakic, A. D.

Ren, Z.

C. F. Guo, T. Sun, F. Cao, Q. Liu, and Z. Ren, “Metallic nanostructures for light trapping in energy-harvesting devices,” Light Sci.Appl. 3(4), e161 (2014).
[Crossref]

Sajuyigbe, S.

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]

Schuck, P. J.

A. Polyakov, K. F. Thompson, S. D. Dhuey, D. L. Olynick, S. Cabrini, P. J. Schuck, and H. A. Padmore, “Plasmon resonance tuning in metallic nanocavities,” Sci Rep 2, 933 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Shea, R. P.

J. J. Talghader, A. S. Gawarikar, and R. P. Shea, “Spectral selectivity in infrared thermal detection,” Light Sci.Appl. 1(8), e24 (2012).
[Crossref]

Shen, X.

Simpson, R. E.

T. Cao, C. W. Wei, R. E. Simpson, L. Zhang, and M. J. Cryan, “Broadband polarization-independent perfect absorber using a phase-change metamaterial at visible frequencies,” Sci Rep 4, 3955 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Smith, D. R.

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]

Starr, A. F.

X. Liu, T. Starr, A. F. Starr, and W. J. Padilla, “Infrared spatial and frequency selective metamaterial with near-unity absorbance,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104(20), 207403 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Starr, T.

X. Liu, T. Starr, A. F. Starr, and W. J. Padilla, “Infrared spatial and frequency selective metamaterial with near-unity absorbance,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104(20), 207403 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Su, Y. L.

Sun, T.

C. F. Guo, T. Sun, F. Cao, Q. Liu, and Z. Ren, “Metallic nanostructures for light trapping in energy-harvesting devices,” Light Sci.Appl. 3(4), e161 (2014).
[Crossref]

Talghader, J. J.

J. J. Talghader, A. S. Gawarikar, and R. P. Shea, “Spectral selectivity in infrared thermal detection,” Light Sci.Appl. 1(8), e24 (2012).
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A. Polyakov, K. F. Thompson, S. D. Dhuey, D. L. Olynick, S. Cabrini, P. J. Schuck, and H. A. Padmore, “Plasmon resonance tuning in metallic nanocavities,” Sci Rep 2, 933 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Veronis, G.

Wang, M.

X. Xiong, S. C. Jiang, Y. H. Hu, R. W. Peng, and M. Wang, “Structured metal film as a perfect absorber,” Adv. Mater. 25(29), 3994–4000 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Wei, C. W.

T. Cao, C. W. Wei, R. E. Simpson, L. Zhang, and M. J. Cryan, “Broadband polarization-independent perfect absorber using a phase-change metamaterial at visible frequencies,” Sci Rep 4, 3955 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Weiss, T.

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]

White, J.

R. A. Pala, J. White, E. Barnard, J. Liu, and M. L. Brongersma, “Design of plasmonic thin-film solar cells with broadband absorption enhancements,” Adv. Mater. 21(34), 3504–3509 (2009).
[Crossref]

White, J. S.

Wu, Y.

Xiong, X.

X. Xiong, S. C. Jiang, Y. H. Hu, R. W. Peng, and M. Wang, “Structured metal film as a perfect absorber,” Adv. Mater. 25(29), 3994–4000 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Xu, J.

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]

Yogurt, T. A.

Yu, M.

Yu, Z.

Zhang, L.

T. Cao, C. W. Wei, R. E. Simpson, L. Zhang, and M. J. Cryan, “Broadband polarization-independent perfect absorber using a phase-change metamaterial at visible frequencies,” Sci Rep 4, 3955 (2014).
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Zhao, J.

Zhao, Z.

Zheludev, N. I.

N. I. Zheludev and Y. S. Kivshar, “From metamaterials to metadevices,” Nat. Mater. 11(11), 917–924 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Zhen, Y. R.

Z. Fang, Y. R. Zhen, L. Fan, X. Zhu, and P. Nordlander, “Tunable wide-angle plasmonic perfect absorber at visible frequencies,” Phys. Rev. B 85(24), 245401 (2012).
[Crossref]

Zhou, W.

Zhu, X.

Z. Fang, Y. R. Zhen, L. Fan, X. Zhu, and P. Nordlander, “Tunable wide-angle plasmonic perfect absorber at visible frequencies,” Phys. Rev. B 85(24), 245401 (2012).
[Crossref]

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R. A. Pala, J. White, E. Barnard, J. Liu, and M. L. Brongersma, “Design of plasmonic thin-film solar cells with broadband absorption enhancements,” Adv. Mater. 21(34), 3504–3509 (2009).
[Crossref]

X. Xiong, S. C. Jiang, Y. H. Hu, R. W. Peng, and M. Wang, “Structured metal film as a perfect absorber,” Adv. Mater. 25(29), 3994–4000 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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P. Bouchon, F. Pardo, B. Portier, L. Ferlazzo, P. Ghenuche, G. Dagher, C. Dupuis, N. Bardou, R. Haidar, and J. L. Pelouard, “Total funneling of light in high aspect ratio plasmonic nanoresonators,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(19), 191109 (2011).
[Crossref]

H. T. Miyazaki and Y. Kurokawa, “Controlled plasmon resonance in closed metal/insulator/metal nanocavities,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(21), 211126 (2006).
[Crossref]

Chem. Rev. (1)

K. M. Mayer and J. H. Hafner, “Localized surface plasmon resonance sensors,” Chem. Rev. 111(6), 3828–3857 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (2)

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Light Sci.Appl. (2)

J. J. Talghader, A. S. Gawarikar, and R. P. Shea, “Spectral selectivity in infrared thermal detection,” Light Sci.Appl. 1(8), e24 (2012).
[Crossref]

C. F. Guo, T. Sun, F. Cao, Q. Liu, and Z. Ren, “Metallic nanostructures for light trapping in energy-harvesting devices,” Light Sci.Appl. 3(4), e161 (2014).
[Crossref]

Nano Lett. (3)

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]

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]

J. N. Munday and H. A. Atwater, “Large integrated absorption enhancement in plasmonic solar cells by combining metallic gratings and antireflection coatings,” Nano Lett. 11(6), 2195–2201 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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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).
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N. I. Zheludev and Y. S. Kivshar, “From metamaterials to metadevices,” Nat. Mater. 11(11), 917–924 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. L. Brongersma, Y. Cui, and S. Fan, “Light management for photovoltaics using high-index nanostructures,” Nat. Mater. 13(5), 451–460 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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Phys. Rev. B (1)

Z. Fang, Y. R. Zhen, L. Fan, X. Zhu, and P. Nordlander, “Tunable wide-angle plasmonic perfect absorber at visible frequencies,” Phys. Rev. B 85(24), 245401 (2012).
[Crossref]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (4)

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]

J. Le Perchec, P. Quémerais, A. Barbara, and T. López-Ríos, “Why metallic surfaces with grooves a few nanometers deep and wide may strongly absorb visible light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100(6), 066408 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

F. Pardo, P. Bouchon, R. Haïdar, and J. L. Pelouard, “Light funneling mechanism explained by magnetoelectric interference,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 107(9), 093902 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

X. Liu, T. Starr, A. F. Starr, and W. J. Padilla, “Infrared spatial and frequency selective metamaterial with near-unity absorbance,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104(20), 207403 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Sci Rep (2)

T. Cao, C. W. Wei, R. E. Simpson, L. Zhang, and M. J. Cryan, “Broadband polarization-independent perfect absorber using a phase-change metamaterial at visible frequencies,” Sci Rep 4, 3955 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Polyakov, K. F. Thompson, S. D. Dhuey, D. L. Olynick, S. Cabrini, P. J. Schuck, and H. A. Padmore, “Plasmon resonance tuning in metallic nanocavities,” Sci Rep 2, 933 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Schematic of the proposed absorber with a 2D subwavelength metal grating embedded in the lossless and high refractive dielectric layer atop the metal substrate. (b) Front view showing the structural parameters and the relevant scattering coefficients.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Absorption spectra of this 2D absorber for the TM polarization. (b) Simulated distributions of the electric field at resonant peak in Fig. 2(a), the white lines in these figures show the configuration.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Absorbance spectra plotted as a function of grating fill factor (a) and period (b), in Fig. (a), P = 0.2μm, d = 0.035μm; in Fig. (b), f = 0.8, d = 0.035μm.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Absorption spectrum dependence on the thickness of the grating (P = 0.2μm, f = 0.8).

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Absorption spectrum dependence on the incident angle for TM (a) and TE (b) polarizations (P = 0.2μm, f = 0.8, d = 0.035μm).

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Simulated reflectance spectra of this absorber sensor for solutions with different refractive indices.

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ϕ 21 + ϕ 23 +2 k MIM d=2πm,
λ peak = n eff ×[ 2 n 0 d m +d 4w md [ ln( πmw 2 n 0 d ) 3 2 ] 2 w d [ ln( πmw 2 n 0 d ) 1 2 ]π ],

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