Abstract

Metals structured by nanocavities have recently been demonstrated to efficiently absorb light in a wide range of angles of incidence. It has been assumed that nanovoid plasmons are at the origin of the strong absorption. It is shown that it is possible to totally absorb incident light without plasmons. To avoid their excitation, a diffraction grating consisting of cylindrical cavities in a metallic substrate is illuminated in transverse electric polarization. It is found that cylindrical cavities can sustain cavity resonances with a high enhancement of the light intensity, provoking a total absorption of light in a wide range of incidence.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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T. V. Teperik, F. J. García De Abajo, A. G. Borisov, M. Abdelsalam, P. N. Bartlett, Y. Sugawara, and J. J. Baumberg, Nat. Photonics 2, 299 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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T. V. Teperik, F. J. García De Abajo, A. G. Borisov, M. Abdelsalam, P. N. Bartlett, Y. Sugawara, and J. J. Baumberg, Nat. Photonics 2, 299 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Bonod, N.

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, Nat. Photonics 2, 299 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Bustarret, E.

Dechelette, A.

Dereux, A.

W. L. Barnes, A. Dereux, and T. W. Ebbesen, Nature 424, 824 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Derrick, G. H.

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W. L. Barnes, A. Dereux, and T. W. Ebbesen, Nature 424, 824 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Enoch, S.

Fournier, T.

Garcia d'Abajo, F. C.

F. C. Garcia d'Abajo, Rev. Mod. Phys. 79, 1267 (2007).
[CrossRef]

García De Abajo, F. J.

T. V. Teperik, F. J. García De Abajo, A. G. Borisov, M. Abdelsalam, P. N. Bartlett, Y. Sugawara, and J. J. Baumberg, Nat. Photonics 2, 299 (2008).
[CrossRef]

T. V. Teperik, V. V. Popov, and F. J. García De Abajo, Phys. Rev. B 71, 085408 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Garcia-Vidal, F. J.

J. B. Pendry, L. Martin-Moreno, and F. J. Garcia-Vidal, Science 305, 847 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. J. Garcia-Vidal, J. Sánchez-Dehesa, A. Dechelette, E. Bustarret, T. López-Rios, T. Fournier, and B. Pannetier, J. Lightwave Technol. 17, 2191 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Gralak, B.

Hessel, A.

Hooper, R.

Huthley, M. C.

Hutley, M. C.

M. C. Hutley and D. Maystre, Opt. Commun. 19, 431 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Le Perchec, J.

J. Le Perchec, P. Quémerais, A. Barbara, and T. López-Rios, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 066408 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

López-Rios, T.

J. Le Perchec, P. Quémerais, A. Barbara, and T. López-Rios, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 066408 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. J. Garcia-Vidal, J. Sánchez-Dehesa, A. Dechelette, E. Bustarret, T. López-Rios, T. Fournier, and B. Pannetier, J. Lightwave Technol. 17, 2191 (1999).
[CrossRef]

T. López-Rios, D. Mendoza, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, J. Sánchez-Dehesa, and B. Pannetier, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 665 (1998).
[CrossRef]

A. Wirgin and T. López-Rios, Opt. Commun. 48, 416 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Martin-Moreno, L.

J. B. Pendry, L. Martin-Moreno, and F. J. Garcia-Vidal, Science 305, 847 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Maystre, D.

E. Popov, D. Maystre, R. C. McPhedran, M. Nevière, M. C. Huthley, and G. H. Derrick, Opt. Express 16, 6146 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. Popov, L. Tsonev, and D. Maystre, Appl. Opt. 33, 5214 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. Popov, L. Tsonev, and D. Maystre, J. Mod. Opt. 37, 379 (1990).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Hutley and D. Maystre, Opt. Commun. 19, 431 (1976).
[CrossRef]

D. Maystre, in Electromagnetic Surface Modes, A.D.Boardman, ed. (Wiley, 1982), Chap. 17.

McPhedran, R. C.

Mendoza, D.

T. López-Rios, D. Mendoza, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, J. Sánchez-Dehesa, and B. Pannetier, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 665 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Murray, W. A.

W. A. Murray and W. L. Barnes, Adv. Mater. (Weinheim, Ger.) 19, 3771 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Nevière, M.

Oliner, A. A.

Pannetier, B.

F. J. Garcia-Vidal, J. Sánchez-Dehesa, A. Dechelette, E. Bustarret, T. López-Rios, T. Fournier, and B. Pannetier, J. Lightwave Technol. 17, 2191 (1999).
[CrossRef]

T. López-Rios, D. Mendoza, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, J. Sánchez-Dehesa, and B. Pannetier, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 665 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Pendry, J. B.

J. B. Pendry, L. Martin-Moreno, and F. J. Garcia-Vidal, Science 305, 847 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Popov, E.

Popov, V. V.

T. V. Teperik, V. V. Popov, and F. J. García De Abajo, Phys. Rev. B 71, 085408 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Quémerais, P.

J. Le Perchec, P. Quémerais, A. Barbara, and T. López-Rios, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 066408 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sambles, J. R.

Sánchez-Dehesa, J.

F. J. Garcia-Vidal, J. Sánchez-Dehesa, A. Dechelette, E. Bustarret, T. López-Rios, T. Fournier, and B. Pannetier, J. Lightwave Technol. 17, 2191 (1999).
[CrossRef]

T. López-Rios, D. Mendoza, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, J. Sánchez-Dehesa, and B. Pannetier, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 665 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Sugawara, Y.

T. V. Teperik, F. J. García De Abajo, A. G. Borisov, M. Abdelsalam, P. N. Bartlett, Y. Sugawara, and J. J. Baumberg, Nat. Photonics 2, 299 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Tayeb, G.

Teperik, T. V.

T. V. Teperik, F. J. García De Abajo, A. G. Borisov, M. Abdelsalam, P. N. Bartlett, Y. Sugawara, and J. J. Baumberg, Nat. Photonics 2, 299 (2008).
[CrossRef]

T. V. Teperik, V. V. Popov, and F. J. García De Abajo, Phys. Rev. B 71, 085408 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Tsonev, L.

E. Popov, L. Tsonev, and D. Maystre, Appl. Opt. 33, 5214 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. Popov, L. Tsonev, and D. Maystre, J. Mod. Opt. 37, 379 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Wirgin, A.

A. Wirgin and T. López-Rios, Opt. Commun. 48, 416 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Wood, R. W.

R. W. Wood, Philos. Mag. 4, 396 (1902).

Adv. Mater. (Weinheim, Ger.) (1)

W. A. Murray and W. L. Barnes, Adv. Mater. (Weinheim, Ger.) 19, 3771 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (3)

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

J. Mod. Opt. (1)

E. Popov, L. Tsonev, and D. Maystre, J. Mod. Opt. 37, 379 (1990).
[CrossRef]

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

Nat. Photonics (1)

T. V. Teperik, F. J. García De Abajo, A. G. Borisov, M. Abdelsalam, P. N. Bartlett, Y. Sugawara, and J. J. Baumberg, Nat. Photonics 2, 299 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Nature (1)

W. L. Barnes, A. Dereux, and T. W. Ebbesen, Nature 424, 824 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Commun. (2)

M. C. Hutley and D. Maystre, Opt. Commun. 19, 431 (1976).
[CrossRef]

A. Wirgin and T. López-Rios, Opt. Commun. 48, 416 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Philos. Mag. (1)

R. W. Wood, Philos. Mag. 4, 396 (1902).

Phys. Rev. B (1)

T. V. Teperik, V. V. Popov, and F. J. García De Abajo, Phys. Rev. B 71, 085408 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

J. Le Perchec, P. Quémerais, A. Barbara, and T. López-Rios, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 066408 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. López-Rios, D. Mendoza, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, J. Sánchez-Dehesa, and B. Pannetier, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 665 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Mod. Phys. (1)

F. C. Garcia d'Abajo, Rev. Mod. Phys. 79, 1267 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Science (1)

J. B. Pendry, L. Martin-Moreno, and F. J. Garcia-Vidal, Science 305, 847 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (2)

D. Maystre, in Electromagnetic Surface Modes, A.D.Boardman, ed. (Wiley, 1982), Chap. 17.

M. Nevière and E. Popov, Light Propagation in Periodic Media: Diffraction Theory and Design (Marcel Dekker, 2003).

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Sketch of the grating under study. Cylinder cavities are invariant with respect to the z axis. Grooves are filled with silica ( n = 1.45 ) , metals are Au (optical index n = 0.197 + i 3.0901 ) and Al ( n = 1.374 + i 7.62 ). The grating period is d and is equal to the diameter of the cylinders' cross section, h denotes the distance between the bottom of the cavities and the top of the grating. Superstrate is air ( n = 1 ) . The plane of incidence is O x y , angle of incidence is θ, and the incident wavelength is λ = 632.8 nm . The grating is illuminated in TE polarization.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Reflected efficiency as a function of h (see Fig. 1) with optimum period d = 270 mn . Metal is aluminum.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Map of the field intensity ( E 2 ) when the grating is illuminated in normal incidence. d = 270 nm , h = 255 nm , absorption of 98.5%. Metal is aluminum.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Reflected efficiency as a function of the angle of incidence θ, with d = 270 nm , h = 255 nm . Metal is aluminum.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Map of the field intensity ( E 2 ) when the grating is illuminated in normal incidence with d = h = 215 nm , gold as the coating layer with a thickness of 13 nm . Absorption reaches 99.9%.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Reflected efficiency as a function of the angle of incidence θ. Same parameters as in Fig. 5.

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