Abstract

In this work, we present the result of nickel (Ni)-based metamaterial perfect absorbers (MPA) with ultra-broadband close-to-one absorbance. The experimental broadband characteristic is significantly improved over the past effort on metamaterial perfect absorbers. An in-depth physical picture and quantitative analysis is presented to reveal the physical origin of its ultrabroadband nature. The key constituent is the cancellation of the reflected wave using ultra-thin, moderate-extinction metallic films. The ultra-thin metal thickness can reduce the reflection as the optical field penetrates through the metallic films. This leads to minimal reflection at each ultra-thin metal layer, and light is penetrating into the Ni/SiO2 stacking. More intuitively, when the layer thickness is much smaller than the photon wavelength, the layer is essentially invisible to the photons. This results in absorption in the metal thin-film through penetration while there is minimal reflection by the metal film. More importantly, the experimental evidence for omni-directionality and polarization-insensitivity are established for the proposed design. Detailed measurement is conducted. Due to the ultrathin metal layers and the satisfactory tolerance in dielectric thickness, the broadband absorption has minimal degradation at oblique incidence. Such a wide angle, polarization-insensitive, ultra-broadband MPA can be very promising in the future, and the optical physics using sub-skin-depth metal film can also facilitate miniaturized high-performance nano-photonic devices.

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2014 (6)

V. Rinnerbauer, A. Lenert, D. M. Bierman, Y. X. Yeng, W. R. Chan, R. D. Geil, J. J. Senkevich, J. D. Joannopoulos, E. N. Wang, M. Soljačić, and I. Celanovic, “Metallic photonic crystal absorber-emitter for efficient spectral control in high-temperature solar thermophotovoltaics,” Adv. Energy Mater. 4(13), 1400334 (2014).

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2012 (6)

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[Crossref]

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[PubMed]

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

2011 (5)

2010 (5)

H. Tao, C. M. Bingham, D. Pilon, K. Fan, A. C. Strikwerda, D. Shrekenhamer, W. J. Padilla, X. Zhang, and R. D. Averitt, “A dual band terahertz metamaterial absorber,” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 43(22), 225102 (2010).
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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]

J. Hao, J. Wang, X. Liu, W. J. Padilla, L. Zhou, and M. Qiu, “High performance optical absorber based on a plasmonic metamaterial,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(25), 251104 (2010).
[Crossref]

S. Pillai and M. A. Green, “Plasmonics for photovoltaic applications,” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. 94(9), 1481–1486 (2010).
[Crossref]

2009 (3)

A. C. Jones, R. L. Olmon, S. E. Skrabalak, B. J. Wiley, Y. N. Xia, and M. B. Raschke, “Mid-IR plasmonics: near-field imaging of coherent plasmon modes of silver nanowires,” Nano Lett. 9(7), 2553–2558 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Y. Avitzour, Y. A. Urzhumov, and G. Shvets, “Wide-angle infrared absorber based on a negative-index plasmonic metamaterial,” Phys. Rev. B 79(4), 045131 (2009).
[Crossref]

Q. Y. Wen, H. W. Zhang, Y. S. Xie, Q. H. Yang, and Y. L. Liu, “A dual-band terahertz metamaterial based on a hybrid h-shaped cell,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 241111 (2009).
[Crossref]

2008 (2)

H. Tao, C. M. Bingham, A. C. Strikwerda, D. Pilon, D. Shrekenhamer, N. I. Landy, K. Fan, X. Zhang, W. J. Padilla, and R. D. Averitt, “Highly flexible wide angle of incidence terahertz metamaterial absorber: design, fabrication, and characterization,” Phys. Rev. B 78(24), 241103 (2008).
[Crossref]

H. Tao, N. I. Landy, C. M. Bingham, X. Zhang, R. D. Averitt, and W. J. Padilla, “A metamaterial absorber for the terahertz regime: design, fabrication and characterization,” Opt. Express 16(10), 7181–7188 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1973 (1)

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[Crossref]

Abass, A.

Alexander, D. T.

C. Battaglia, C.-M. Hsu, K. Söderström, J. Escarré, F. J. Haug, M. Charrière, M. Boccard, M. Despeisse, D. T. Alexander, M. Cantoni, Y. Cui, and C. Ballif, “Light trapping in solar cells: can periodic beat random?” ACS Nano 6(3), 2790–2797 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Alu, A.

C. Argyropoulos, K. Q. Le, N. Mattiucci, G. D’Aguanno, and A. Alu, “Broadband absorbers and selective emitters based on plasmonic Brewster metasurfaces,” Phys. Rev. B 87(20), 205112 (2013).
[Crossref]

Alù, A.

Argyropoulos, C.

C. Argyropoulos, K. Q. Le, N. Mattiucci, G. D’Aguanno, and A. Alu, “Broadband absorbers and selective emitters based on plasmonic Brewster metasurfaces,” Phys. Rev. B 87(20), 205112 (2013).
[Crossref]

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]

Averitt, R. D.

H. Tao, C. M. Bingham, D. Pilon, K. Fan, A. C. Strikwerda, D. Shrekenhamer, W. J. Padilla, X. Zhang, and R. D. Averitt, “A dual band terahertz metamaterial absorber,” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 43(22), 225102 (2010).
[Crossref]

H. Tao, C. M. Bingham, A. C. Strikwerda, D. Pilon, D. Shrekenhamer, N. I. Landy, K. Fan, X. Zhang, W. J. Padilla, and R. D. Averitt, “Highly flexible wide angle of incidence terahertz metamaterial absorber: design, fabrication, and characterization,” Phys. Rev. B 78(24), 241103 (2008).
[Crossref]

H. Tao, N. I. Landy, C. M. Bingham, X. Zhang, R. D. Averitt, and W. J. Padilla, “A metamaterial absorber for the terahertz regime: design, fabrication and characterization,” Opt. Express 16(10), 7181–7188 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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(4), 045131 (2009).
[Crossref]

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]

Ballif, C.

C. Battaglia, C.-M. Hsu, K. Söderström, J. Escarré, F. J. Haug, M. Charrière, M. Boccard, M. Despeisse, D. T. Alexander, M. Cantoni, Y. Cui, and C. Ballif, “Light trapping in solar cells: can periodic beat random?” ACS Nano 6(3), 2790–2797 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Basch, A.

A. Basch, F. J. Beck, T. Söderström, S. Varlamov, and K. R. Catchpole, “Combined plasmonic and dielectric rear reflectors for enhanced photocurrent in solar cells,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 100(24), 243903 (2012).
[Crossref]

Battaglia, C.

C. Battaglia, C.-M. Hsu, K. Söderström, J. Escarré, F. J. Haug, M. Charrière, M. Boccard, M. Despeisse, D. T. Alexander, M. Cantoni, Y. Cui, and C. Ballif, “Light trapping in solar cells: can periodic beat random?” ACS Nano 6(3), 2790–2797 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Beck, F. J.

A. Basch, F. J. Beck, T. Söderström, S. Varlamov, and K. R. Catchpole, “Combined plasmonic and dielectric rear reflectors for enhanced photocurrent in solar cells,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 100(24), 243903 (2012).
[Crossref]

F. J. Beck, S. Mokkapati, and K. R. Catchpole, “Light trapping with plasmonic particles: beyond the dipole model,” Opt. Express 19(25), 25230–25241 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Belov, P.

A. Poddubny, I. Iorsh, P. Belov, and Y. Kivshar, “Hyperbolic metamaterials,” Nat. Photonics 7(12), 948–957 (2013).
[Crossref]

Bermel, P.

Y. Nam, Y. X. Yeng, A. Lenert, P. Bermel, I. Celanovic, M. Soljačić, and E. N. Wang, “Solar thermophotovoltaic energy conversion systems with two-dimensional tantalum photonic crystal absorbers and emitters,” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. 122, 287–296 (2014).
[Crossref]

Bienstman, P.

Bierman, D. M.

V. Rinnerbauer, A. Lenert, D. M. Bierman, Y. X. Yeng, W. R. Chan, R. D. Geil, J. J. Senkevich, J. D. Joannopoulos, E. N. Wang, M. Soljačić, and I. Celanovic, “Metallic photonic crystal absorber-emitter for efficient spectral control in high-temperature solar thermophotovoltaics,” Adv. Energy Mater. 4(13), 1400334 (2014).

Bingham, C. M.

H. Tao, C. M. Bingham, D. Pilon, K. Fan, A. C. Strikwerda, D. Shrekenhamer, W. J. Padilla, X. Zhang, and R. D. Averitt, “A dual band terahertz metamaterial absorber,” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 43(22), 225102 (2010).
[Crossref]

H. Tao, C. M. Bingham, A. C. Strikwerda, D. Pilon, D. Shrekenhamer, N. I. Landy, K. Fan, X. Zhang, W. J. Padilla, and R. D. Averitt, “Highly flexible wide angle of incidence terahertz metamaterial absorber: design, fabrication, and characterization,” Phys. Rev. B 78(24), 241103 (2008).
[Crossref]

H. Tao, N. I. Landy, C. M. Bingham, X. Zhang, R. D. Averitt, and W. J. Padilla, “A metamaterial absorber for the terahertz regime: design, fabrication and characterization,” Opt. Express 16(10), 7181–7188 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Boccard, M.

C. Battaglia, C.-M. Hsu, K. Söderström, J. Escarré, F. J. Haug, M. Charrière, M. Boccard, M. Despeisse, D. T. Alexander, M. Cantoni, Y. Cui, and C. Ballif, “Light trapping in solar cells: can periodic beat random?” ACS Nano 6(3), 2790–2797 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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]

Cantoni, M.

C. Battaglia, C.-M. Hsu, K. Söderström, J. Escarré, F. J. Haug, M. Charrière, M. Boccard, M. Despeisse, D. T. Alexander, M. Cantoni, Y. Cui, and C. Ballif, “Light trapping in solar cells: can periodic beat random?” ACS Nano 6(3), 2790–2797 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Carius, R.

Catchpole, K. R.

A. Basch, F. J. Beck, T. Söderström, S. Varlamov, and K. R. Catchpole, “Combined plasmonic and dielectric rear reflectors for enhanced photocurrent in solar cells,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 100(24), 243903 (2012).
[Crossref]

F. J. Beck, S. Mokkapati, and K. R. Catchpole, “Light trapping with plasmonic particles: beyond the dipole model,” Opt. Express 19(25), 25230–25241 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Celanovic, I.

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Y. Nam, Y. X. Yeng, A. Lenert, P. Bermel, I. Celanovic, M. Soljačić, and E. N. Wang, “Solar thermophotovoltaic energy conversion systems with two-dimensional tantalum photonic crystal absorbers and emitters,” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. 122, 287–296 (2014).
[Crossref]

J. B. Chou, Y. X. Yeng, A. Lenert, V. Rinnerbauer, I. Celanovic, M. Soljačić, E. N. Wang, and S.-G. Kim, “Design of wide-angle selective absorbers/emitters with dielectric filled metallic photonic crystals for energy applications,” Opt. Express 22(S1Suppl 1), A144–A154 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Song, H.

D. Ji, H. Song, X. Zeng, H. Hu, K. Liu, N. Zhang, and Q. Gan, “Broadband absorption engineering of hyperbolic metafilm patterns,” Sci. Rep. 4, 4498 (2014).
[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]

Strikwerda, A. C.

H. Tao, C. M. Bingham, D. Pilon, K. Fan, A. C. Strikwerda, D. Shrekenhamer, W. J. Padilla, X. Zhang, and R. D. Averitt, “A dual band terahertz metamaterial absorber,” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 43(22), 225102 (2010).
[Crossref]

H. Tao, C. M. Bingham, A. C. Strikwerda, D. Pilon, D. Shrekenhamer, N. I. Landy, K. Fan, X. Zhang, W. J. Padilla, and R. D. Averitt, “Highly flexible wide angle of incidence terahertz metamaterial absorber: design, fabrication, and characterization,” Phys. Rev. B 78(24), 241103 (2008).
[Crossref]

Tao, H.

H. Tao, C. M. Bingham, D. Pilon, K. Fan, A. C. Strikwerda, D. Shrekenhamer, W. J. Padilla, X. Zhang, and R. D. Averitt, “A dual band terahertz metamaterial absorber,” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 43(22), 225102 (2010).
[Crossref]

H. Tao, C. M. Bingham, A. C. Strikwerda, D. Pilon, D. Shrekenhamer, N. I. Landy, K. Fan, X. Zhang, W. J. Padilla, and R. D. Averitt, “Highly flexible wide angle of incidence terahertz metamaterial absorber: design, fabrication, and characterization,” Phys. Rev. B 78(24), 241103 (2008).
[Crossref]

H. Tao, N. I. Landy, C. M. Bingham, X. Zhang, R. D. Averitt, and W. J. Padilla, “A metamaterial absorber for the terahertz regime: design, fabrication and characterization,” Opt. Express 16(10), 7181–7188 (2008).
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Y. Ra’di, C. R. Simovski, and S. A. Tretyakov, “Thin perfect absorbers for electromagnetic waves: theory, design, and realizations,” Phys. Rev. Appl. 3(3), 037001 (2015).
[Crossref]

Tu, M.

Y. K. Zhong, S. M. Fu, N. P. Ju, M. Tu, B. Chen, and A. Lin, “Fully planarized perfect metamaterial absorbers with no photonic nanostructures,” IEEE Photonics J. 8(1), 2200109 (2016).
[Crossref]

Urzhumov, Y. A.

Y. Avitzour, Y. A. Urzhumov, and G. Shvets, “Wide-angle infrared absorber based on a negative-index plasmonic metamaterial,” Phys. Rev. B 79(4), 045131 (2009).
[Crossref]

Varlamov, S.

A. Basch, F. J. Beck, T. Söderström, S. Varlamov, and K. R. Catchpole, “Combined plasmonic and dielectric rear reflectors for enhanced photocurrent in solar cells,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 100(24), 243903 (2012).
[Crossref]

Wang, E. N.

Y. Nam, Y. X. Yeng, A. Lenert, P. Bermel, I. Celanovic, M. Soljačić, and E. N. Wang, “Solar thermophotovoltaic energy conversion systems with two-dimensional tantalum photonic crystal absorbers and emitters,” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. 122, 287–296 (2014).
[Crossref]

V. Rinnerbauer, A. Lenert, D. M. Bierman, Y. X. Yeng, W. R. Chan, R. D. Geil, J. J. Senkevich, J. D. Joannopoulos, E. N. Wang, M. Soljačić, and I. Celanovic, “Metallic photonic crystal absorber-emitter for efficient spectral control in high-temperature solar thermophotovoltaics,” Adv. Energy Mater. 4(13), 1400334 (2014).

J. B. Chou, Y. X. Yeng, A. Lenert, V. Rinnerbauer, I. Celanovic, M. Soljačić, E. N. Wang, and S.-G. Kim, “Design of wide-angle selective absorbers/emitters with dielectric filled metallic photonic crystals for energy applications,” Opt. Express 22(S1Suppl 1), A144–A154 (2014).
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Wang, J.

J. Hao, J. Wang, X. Liu, W. J. Padilla, L. Zhou, and M. Qiu, “High performance optical absorber based on a plasmonic metamaterial,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(25), 251104 (2010).
[Crossref]

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C. M. Watts, X. Liu, and W. J. Padilla, “Metamaterial electromagnetic wave absorbers,” Adv. Mater. 24(23), OP98–OP181 (2012).
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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).
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Q. Y. Wen, H. W. Zhang, Y. S. Xie, Q. H. Yang, and Y. L. Liu, “A dual-band terahertz metamaterial based on a hybrid h-shaped cell,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 241111 (2009).
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A. C. Jones, R. L. Olmon, S. E. Skrabalak, B. J. Wiley, Y. N. Xia, and M. B. Raschke, “Mid-IR plasmonics: near-field imaging of coherent plasmon modes of silver nanowires,” Nano Lett. 9(7), 2553–2558 (2009).
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Xie, Y. S.

Q. Y. Wen, H. W. Zhang, Y. S. Xie, Q. H. Yang, and Y. L. Liu, “A dual-band terahertz metamaterial based on a hybrid h-shaped cell,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 241111 (2009).
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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).
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Yang, M.

Yang, Q. H.

Q. Y. Wen, H. W. Zhang, Y. S. Xie, Q. H. Yang, and Y. L. Liu, “A dual-band terahertz metamaterial based on a hybrid h-shaped cell,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 241111 (2009).
[Crossref]

Yeng, Y. X.

Y. Nam, Y. X. Yeng, A. Lenert, P. Bermel, I. Celanovic, M. Soljačić, and E. N. Wang, “Solar thermophotovoltaic energy conversion systems with two-dimensional tantalum photonic crystal absorbers and emitters,” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. 122, 287–296 (2014).
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V. Rinnerbauer, A. Lenert, D. M. Bierman, Y. X. Yeng, W. R. Chan, R. D. Geil, J. J. Senkevich, J. D. Joannopoulos, E. N. Wang, M. Soljačić, and I. Celanovic, “Metallic photonic crystal absorber-emitter for efficient spectral control in high-temperature solar thermophotovoltaics,” Adv. Energy Mater. 4(13), 1400334 (2014).

J. B. Chou, Y. X. Yeng, A. Lenert, V. Rinnerbauer, I. Celanovic, M. Soljačić, E. N. Wang, and S.-G. Kim, “Design of wide-angle selective absorbers/emitters with dielectric filled metallic photonic crystals for energy applications,” Opt. Express 22(S1Suppl 1), A144–A154 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Zeng, X.

D. Ji, H. Song, X. Zeng, H. Hu, K. Liu, N. Zhang, and Q. Gan, “Broadband absorption engineering of hyperbolic metafilm patterns,” Sci. Rep. 4, 4498 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Zhang, H. W.

Q. Y. Wen, H. W. Zhang, Y. S. Xie, Q. H. Yang, and Y. L. Liu, “A dual-band terahertz metamaterial based on a hybrid h-shaped cell,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 241111 (2009).
[Crossref]

Zhang, N.

D. Ji, H. Song, X. Zeng, H. Hu, K. Liu, N. Zhang, and Q. Gan, “Broadband absorption engineering of hyperbolic metafilm patterns,” Sci. Rep. 4, 4498 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Zhang, X.

H. Tao, C. M. Bingham, D. Pilon, K. Fan, A. C. Strikwerda, D. Shrekenhamer, W. J. Padilla, X. Zhang, and R. D. Averitt, “A dual band terahertz metamaterial absorber,” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 43(22), 225102 (2010).
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H. Tao, C. M. Bingham, A. C. Strikwerda, D. Pilon, D. Shrekenhamer, N. I. Landy, K. Fan, X. Zhang, W. J. Padilla, and R. D. Averitt, “Highly flexible wide angle of incidence terahertz metamaterial absorber: design, fabrication, and characterization,” Phys. Rev. B 78(24), 241103 (2008).
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H. Tao, N. I. Landy, C. M. Bingham, X. Zhang, R. D. Averitt, and W. J. Padilla, “A metamaterial absorber for the terahertz regime: design, fabrication and characterization,” Opt. Express 16(10), 7181–7188 (2008).
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Zhong, Y. K.

Y. K. Zhong, S. M. Fu, N. P. Ju, M. Tu, B. Chen, and A. Lin, “Fully planarized perfect metamaterial absorbers with no photonic nanostructures,” IEEE Photonics J. 8(1), 2200109 (2016).
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J. Hao, J. Wang, X. Liu, W. J. Padilla, L. Zhou, and M. Qiu, “High performance optical absorber based on a plasmonic metamaterial,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(25), 251104 (2010).
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Zhu, X.

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C. Wu, B. Neuner, J. John, A. Milder, B. Zollars, S. Savoy, and G. Shvets, “Metamaterial-based integrated plasmonic absorber/emitter for solar thermo-photovoltaic systems,” J. Opt. 14(2), 024005 (2012).
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A. Basch, F. J. Beck, T. Söderström, S. Varlamov, and K. R. Catchpole, “Combined plasmonic and dielectric rear reflectors for enhanced photocurrent in solar cells,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 100(24), 243903 (2012).
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Y. K. Zhong, S. M. Fu, N. P. Ju, M. Tu, B. Chen, and A. Lin, “Fully planarized perfect metamaterial absorbers with no photonic nanostructures,” IEEE Photonics J. 8(1), 2200109 (2016).
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C. Wu, B. Neuner, J. John, A. Milder, B. Zollars, S. Savoy, and G. Shvets, “Metamaterial-based integrated plasmonic absorber/emitter for solar thermo-photovoltaic systems,” J. Opt. 14(2), 024005 (2012).
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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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Figures (10)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Illustration of the planar multilayer ultrathin metal MPA. (b) The field profile and the power dissipation at λ = 1μm. 16-pair (16X) Ni-based MPA. tNi = 2nm, tSiO2 = 80nm. The field profile plots the amplitude of Ey at harmonic steady state. The power dissipation on the first five (topmost five) ultrathin metallic films is shown. The ultrathin metal layer requires very fine grid, i.e. 2.5Å, to correctly resolve its power dissipation profile. 16-metal-layers in one plot exceeds the Rsoft’s upper limit for display, and thus only the top 5-layer portion is shown.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Illustration of the field penetration at an ultrathin metallic film. The reflected/transmitted rays of different orders are added together to form total reflectance/transmittance. IR1, IR2, IR3, …, are different reflection orders. IT1, IT2, IT3, …, are different transmission orders.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Full-wave calculation using rigorously coupled wave analysis (RCWA). The transmittance (T), reflectance (R), and absorbance (A) for an isolated metallic film (Ni). The background is assumed to be SiO2. The metal film thickness (d) is specified in the figure.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

The measurement setup for normal incidence spectral absorbance. No polarizer is installed, and thus all polarizations exist. (Left) The setup for transmittance (T). (Right) The set-up for reflectance (R). Absorbance (A) is 1-T-R. Integration sphere is used in this setup.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

The measured spectral absorbance for normal incidence (0°). 16-pair (16X) Ni/SiO2. The thicknesses of metal and dielectric are labeled in the caption. No polarizer is installed, and thus all polarizations exist.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

The atomic force microscope (AFM) image of the samples in Fig. 5. The top surface of the 16-pair (16X) stack is measured by AFM. RMS roughness values are shown beside the micrographs. The substrate is a silicon wafer with a 200nm metallic bottom plate.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

The measurement set-up for the oblique-incidence specular reflectance/transmittance. Integration sphere is not directly attached to the sample, and thus, only specular reflectance/transmittance is collected. Nevertheless, the specular reflectance/transmittance equals total reflectance/transmittance due to the planar multi-layer structure. (Left) The setup for transmittance (T). (Right) The measurement set-up for reflectance (R). Absorbance (A) is 1-T-R.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

The measured spectral absorbance for TE and TM polarizations until 60°. 16-pair (16X) Ni/SiO2. tNi = 2nm. tSiO2 = 80nm. Absorbance (A) is 1-transmittance(T)-reflectance(R). The T and R are measured using the setup in Fig. 7. The specular T and R is measured in this case. Nevertheless, due to the planar geometry, the specular power is equal to the total power. In these samples, the measured T is zero due to the 200nm Ni bottom plate.

Fig. 9
Fig. 9

The measurement set-up for the total transmittance and total reflectance. The transmitted and reflected rays are summed together using integration sphere. In fact, the transmittance is zero for this sample due to 200nm Ni bottom plate. The wavelength measurement range of this integration sphere system is λ = 400nm to λ = 1000nm. No polarizer is installed, and thus all polarizations exist.

Fig. 10
Fig. 10

The measured total absorbance for 16X Ni/SiO2 with tNi = 2nm. tSiO2 = 80nm. No polarizer is installed, and thus all polarizations exist. Absorbance (A) is 1-transmittance(T)-reflectance(R). The wavelength measurement range of this integration sphere system is λ = 400nm to λ = 1000nm.

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I R,total = i I Ri = I R1 + I R2 + I R3 + I R4 +.... = I 0 Γ Oxide2Ni + I 0 Τ Oxide2Ni Γ Ni2Oxide Τ Ni2Oxide e 2kd + I 0 Τ Oxide2Ni ( Γ Ni2Oxide ) 3 Τ Ni2Oxide e 4kd + I 0 Τ Oxide2Ni ( Γ Ni2Oxide ) 5 Τ Ni2Oxide e 6kd + I 0 Τ Oxide2Ni ( Γ Ni2Oxide ) 7 Τ Ni2Oxide e 8kd +... = I 0 Γ Oxide2Ni + I 0 Τ Oxide2Ni Τ Ni2Oxide × [ Γ Ni2Oxide e 2kd + Γ Ni2Oxide 3 e 4kd + Γ Ni2Oxide 5 e 6kd + Γ Ni2Oxide 7 e 8kd +... ] = I 0 Γ Oxide2Ni + I 0 Γ Ni2Oxide Τ Oxide2Ni Τ Ni2Oxide e 2kd × [ 1+ Γ Ni2Oxide 2 e 2kd + Γ Ni2Oxide 4 e 4kd + Γ Ni2Oxide 6 e 6kd +... ] = I 0 Γ Oxide2Ni + I 0 Γ Ni2Oxide Τ Oxide2Ni Τ Ni2Oxide e 2kd 1 1 Γ Ni2Oxide 2 e 2kd
lim d0 I R,total = lim d0 i I Ri = lim d0 [ I 0 Γ Oxide2Ni + I 0 Γ Ni2Oxide Τ Oxide2Ni Τ Ni2Oxide e 2kd 1 1 Γ Ni2Oxide 2 e 2kd ] = I 0 Γ Oxide2Ni + I 0 Γ Ni2Oxide Τ Oxide2Ni Τ Ni2Oxide 1 1 Γ Ni2Oxide 2 = I 0 Γ Oxide2Ni + I 0 Γ Ni2Oxide ( Τ Oxide2Ni Τ Ni2Oxide 1 Γ Ni2Oxide 2 )= I 0 Γ Oxide2Ni + I 0 Γ Ni2Oxide = I 0 Γ Oxide2Ni I 0 Γ Oxide2Ni =0
Τ Oxide2Ni Τ Ni2Oxide 1 Γ Ni2Oxide 2 =1
Γ Oxide2Ni = n oxide n Ni n oxide + n Ni , Γ Ni2Oxide = n oxide n Ni n oxide + n Ni
Τ Oxide2Ni = 2 n oxide n oxide + n Ni , Τ Ni2Oxide = 2 n Ni n oxide + n Ni
lim d0 I T,total = I T1 + I T2 + I T3 + I T4 +....= lim d0 = I 0

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