Abstract

We design and numerically investigate a perfect narrow band absorber based on a metal-metal-dielectric-metal structure which consists of periodic metallic nanoribbon arrays. The absorber presents an ultra narrow absorption band of 1.11 nm with a nearly perfect absorption of over 99.9% in the infrared region. For oblique incidence, the absorber shows an absorption more than 95% for a wide range of incident angles from 0 to 50°. Structure parameters to the influence of the performance are investigated. The structure shows high sensing performance with a high sensitivity of 1170 nm/RIU and a large figure of merit of 1054. The proposed structure has great potential as a biosensor.

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2015 (2)

Z. Liu, G. Liu, X. Liu, S. Huang, Y. Wang, P. Pan, and M. Liu, “Achieving an ultra-narrow multiband light absorption meta-surface via coupling with an optical cavity,” Nanotechnology 26(23), 235702 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

X. Lu, L. Zhang, and T. Zhang, “Nanoslit-microcavity-based narrow band absorber for sensing applications,” Opt. Express 23(16), 20715–20720 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2014 (4)

Z. Liu, H. Shao, G. Liu, X. Liu, H. Zhou, Y. Hu, X. Zhang, Z. Cai, and G. Gu, “λ3/20000 plasmonic nanocavities with multispectral ultra-narrowband absorption for high-quality sensing,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 104(8), 081116 (2014).
[Crossref]

Y. Zhang, J. Wang, J. Shen, Z. Man, W. Shi, C. Min, G. Yuan, S. Zhu, H. P. Urbach, and X. Yuan, “Plasmonic hybridization induced trapping and manipulation of a single Au nanowire on a metallic surface,” Nano Lett. 14(11), 6430–6436 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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]

A. A. Jamali and B. Witzigmann, “Plasmonic perfect absorbers for biosensing applications,” Plasmonics 9(6), 1265–1270 (2014).
[Crossref]

2013 (3)

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]

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[PubMed]

Y. Shen, J. Zhou, T. Liu, Y. Tao, R. Jiang, M. Liu, G. Xiao, J. Zhu, Z. K. Zhou, X. Wang, C. Jin, and J. Wang, “Plasmonic gold mushroom arrays with refractive index sensing figures of merit approaching the theoretical limit,” Nat. Commun. 4, 2381 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2012 (7)

X. Shen, Y. Yang, Y. Zang, J. Gu, J. Han, W. Zhang, and T. J. Cui, “Triple-band terahertz metamaterial absorber: Design, experiment, and physical interpretation,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 101(15), 154102 (2012).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[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]

Z. Fang, Y. 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]

Y. Wang, T. Sun, T. Paudel, Y. Zhang, Z. Ren, and K. Kempa, “Metamaterial-plasmonic absorber structure for high efficiency amorphous silicon solar cells,” Nano Lett. 12(1), 440–445 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. G. Brolo, “Plasmonics for future biosensors,” Nat. Photonics 6(11), 709–713 (2012).
[Crossref]

2011 (7)

I. Park, S. Kim, J. Choi, D. Lee, Y. Kim, M. F. Kling, M. I. Stockman, and S. Kim, “Plasmonic generation of ultrashort extreme-ultraviolet light pulses,” Nat. Photonics 5(11), 677–681 (2011).
[Crossref]

S. Zhang, H. Wei, K. Bao, U. Håkanson, N. J. Halas, P. Nordlander, and H. Xu, “Chiral surface plasmon polaritons on metallic nanowires,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 107(9), 096801 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. K. Hedayati, M. Javaherirahim, B. Mozooni, R. Abdelaziz, A. Tavassolizadeh, V. S. K. Chakravadhanula, V. Zaporojtchenko, T. Strunkus, F. Faupel, and M. Elbahri, “Design of a perfect black absorber at visible frequencies using plasmonic metamaterials,” Adv. Mater. 23(45), 5410–5414 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

X. 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]

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]

Y. Cui, J. Xu, K. H. Fung, Y. Jin, A. Kumar, S. He, and N. X. Fang, “A thin film broadband absorber based on multi-sized nanoantennas,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 99(25), 253101 (2011).
[Crossref]

M. K. Hedayati, M. Javaherirahim, B. Mozooni, R. Abdelaziz, A. Tavassolizadeh, V. S. K. Chakravadhanula, V. Zaporojtchenko, T. Strunkus, F. Faupel, and M. Elbahri, “Design of a perfect black absorber at visible frequencies using plasmonic metamaterials,” Adv. Mater. 23(45), 5410–5414 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2010 (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]

D. K. Gramotnev and S. I. Bozhevolnyi, “Plasmonics beyond the diffraction limit,” Nat. Photonics 4(2), 83–91 (2010).
[Crossref]

M. Yang, R. Alvarez-Puebla, H. S. Kim, P. Aldeanueva-Potel, L. M. Liz-Marzán, and N. A. Kotov, “SERS-active gold lace nanoshells with built-in hotspots,” Nano Lett. 10(10), 4013–4019 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2009 (3)

F. Hao, P. Nordlander, Y. Sonnefraud, P. Van Dorpe, and S. A. Maier, “Tunability of subradiant dipolar and fano-type plasmon resonances in metallic ring/disk cavities: implications for nanoscale optical sensing,” ACS Nano 3(3), 643–652 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Y. B. Zheng, Y. W. Yang, L. Jensen, L. Fang, B. K. Juluri, A. H. Flood, P. S. Weiss, J. F. Stoddart, and T. J. Huang, “Active molecular plasmonics: controlling plasmon resonances with molecular switches,” Nano Lett. 9(2), 819–825 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. V. Kabashin, P. Evans, S. Pastkovsky, W. Hendren, G. A. Wurtz, R. Atkinson, R. Pollard, V. A. Podolskiy, and A. V. Zayats, “Plasmonic nanorod metamaterials for biosensing,” Nat. Mater. 8(11), 867–871 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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]

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]

2007 (1)

J. M. Pitarke, V. M. Silkin, E. V. Chulkov, and P. M. Echenique, “Theory of surface plasmons and surface-plasmon polaritons,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 70(1), 1–87 (2007).
[Crossref]

2005 (1)

L. J. Sherry, S. H. Chang, G. C. Schatz, R. P. Van Duyne, B. J. Wiley, and Y. Xia, “Localized surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy of single silver nanocubes,” Nano Lett. 5(10), 2034–2038 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2003 (1)

W. L. Barnes, A. Dereux, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Surface plasmon subwavelength optics,” Nature 424(6950), 824–830 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1983 (1)

Abdelaziz, R.

M. K. Hedayati, M. Javaherirahim, B. Mozooni, R. Abdelaziz, A. Tavassolizadeh, V. S. K. Chakravadhanula, V. Zaporojtchenko, T. Strunkus, F. Faupel, and M. Elbahri, “Design of a perfect black absorber at visible frequencies using plasmonic metamaterials,” Adv. Mater. 23(45), 5410–5414 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. K. Hedayati, M. Javaherirahim, B. Mozooni, R. Abdelaziz, A. Tavassolizadeh, V. S. K. Chakravadhanula, V. Zaporojtchenko, T. Strunkus, F. Faupel, and M. Elbahri, “Design of a perfect black absorber at visible frequencies using plasmonic metamaterials,” Adv. Mater. 23(45), 5410–5414 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Aguanno, G. D.

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]

Albrektsen, O.

Aldeanueva-Potel, P.

M. Yang, R. Alvarez-Puebla, H. S. Kim, P. Aldeanueva-Potel, L. M. Liz-Marzán, and N. A. Kotov, “SERS-active gold lace nanoshells with built-in hotspots,” Nano Lett. 10(10), 4013–4019 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Alexander, R. W.

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]

Alvarez-Puebla, R.

M. Yang, R. Alvarez-Puebla, H. S. Kim, P. Aldeanueva-Potel, L. M. Liz-Marzán, and N. A. Kotov, “SERS-active gold lace nanoshells with built-in hotspots,” Nano Lett. 10(10), 4013–4019 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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]

Atkinson, R.

A. V. Kabashin, P. Evans, S. Pastkovsky, W. Hendren, G. A. Wurtz, R. Atkinson, R. Pollard, V. A. Podolskiy, and A. V. Zayats, “Plasmonic nanorod metamaterials for biosensing,” Nat. Mater. 8(11), 867–871 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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, 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]

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]

Bao, K.

S. Zhang, H. Wei, K. Bao, U. Håkanson, N. J. Halas, P. Nordlander, and H. Xu, “Chiral surface plasmon polaritons on metallic nanowires,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 107(9), 096801 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Barnes, W. L.

W. L. Barnes, A. Dereux, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Surface plasmon subwavelength optics,” Nature 424(6950), 824–830 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Bell, R. J.

Bell, R. R.

Bell, S. E.

Bingham, C. M.

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]

Bozhevolnyi, S. I.

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]

Brolo, A. G.

A. G. Brolo, “Plasmonics for future biosensors,” Nat. Photonics 6(11), 709–713 (2012).
[Crossref]

Cai, Z.

Z. Liu, H. Shao, G. Liu, X. Liu, H. Zhou, Y. Hu, X. Zhang, Z. Cai, and G. Gu, “λ3/20000 plasmonic nanocavities with multispectral ultra-narrowband absorption for high-quality sensing,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 104(8), 081116 (2014).
[Crossref]

Cao, 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]

Chakravadhanula, V. S. K.

M. K. Hedayati, M. Javaherirahim, B. Mozooni, R. Abdelaziz, A. Tavassolizadeh, V. S. K. Chakravadhanula, V. Zaporojtchenko, T. Strunkus, F. Faupel, and M. Elbahri, “Design of a perfect black absorber at visible frequencies using plasmonic metamaterials,” Adv. Mater. 23(45), 5410–5414 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. K. Hedayati, M. Javaherirahim, B. Mozooni, R. Abdelaziz, A. Tavassolizadeh, V. S. K. Chakravadhanula, V. Zaporojtchenko, T. Strunkus, F. Faupel, and M. Elbahri, “Design of a perfect black absorber at visible frequencies using plasmonic metamaterials,” Adv. Mater. 23(45), 5410–5414 (2011).
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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Schematic of the MMDM structure. (b) Cross-section of the MMDM structure of an unit cell. (c) Cross-section of the corresponding metallic grating structure without the dielectric layer.

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Fig. 2

(a) The absorption and reflection spectra of the corresponding metallic grating structure and the MMDM structure. (b) The magnetic field distributions at the resonant wavelength of the MMDM structure. (c). The magnetic field distributions at the resonant wavelength of the corresponding metallic grating structure. Parameters of the MMDM structure are set as w = 300 nm, d = 80 nm, t1 = 60 nm, t2 = 40 nm, h = 200 nm and P = 1200 nm.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Absorption spectra of the MMDM structure as functions of the incident angle. (b) Peak absorption of the MMDM structure as functions of the incident angle. (c) Absorption spectra of the corresponding metallic grating structure as functions of the incident angle. (d) Peak absorption of the corresponding metallic grating structure as functions of the incident angle.

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Fig. 4

(a)-(c) Reflectivity of the resonance dip and FWHM as functions of top layer nanoribbon thickness t1, the distance between two top layer nanoribbons d and top layer nanoribbon width w respectively.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(a) Reflection spectra of the MMDM structure with various refractive indices of the environment. (b) Resonant wavelength shift against refractive indices. Parameters are set as w = 300 nm, d = 80 nm, t1 = 60 nm, t2 = 40 nm, h = 200 nm, P = 1200 nm.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

(a)-(c) FOM and FOM* as functions of top layer nanoribbon thickness t1, the distance between two top layer nanoribbons d and top layer nanoribbon width w respectively.

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