Abstract

A material system for broadband thermal IR applications based on branched polyethylene and tellurium is introduced. This system exhibits low absorption losses from 3.5 to 35 μm, has a large index contrast, and is readily deposited as a thin film. These unique features were used to investigate the formation of an omnidirectional reflector that exhibits two distinct, broadband omnidirectional ranges at thermal wavelengths. Reflectivity measurements are presented that confirm the existence of two omnidirectional ranges in the solar atmospheric windows extending from 8 to 12 μm and from 4.5 to 5.5 μm. The measurements are in good agreement with simulations.

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2000 (4)

S. Y. Lin, J. G. Fleming, E. Chow, J. Bur, K. K. Choi, and A. Goldberg, Phys. Rev. B 62, R2243 (2000).
[CrossRef]

S. Noda, Physica B 279, 142 (2000).
[CrossRef]

M. Loncar, T. Doll, J. Vuckovic, and A. Scherer, J. Lightwave Technol. 18, 1402 (2000).
[CrossRef]

M. Ibanescu, Y. Fink, S. Fan, E. L. Thomas, and J. D. Joannopoulos, Science 289, 415 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1999 (1)

1998 (1)

Y. Fink, J. N. Winn, S. Fan, C. Chen, J. Michel, J. D. Joannopoulos, and E. L. Thomas, Science 282, 1679 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1994 (1)

E. Ozbay, A. Abeyta, G. Tuttle, M. Tringides, R. Biswas, C. T. Chan, C. M. Soukoulis, and K. M. Ho, Phys. Rev. B 50, 1945 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1987 (1)

E. Yablonovitch, Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2059 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Abeyta, A.

E. Ozbay, A. Abeyta, G. Tuttle, M. Tringides, R. Biswas, C. T. Chan, C. M. Soukoulis, and K. M. Ho, Phys. Rev. B 50, 1945 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Biswas, R.

E. Ozbay, A. Abeyta, G. Tuttle, M. Tringides, R. Biswas, C. T. Chan, C. M. Soukoulis, and K. M. Ho, Phys. Rev. B 50, 1945 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Bur, J.

S. Y. Lin, J. G. Fleming, E. Chow, J. Bur, K. K. Choi, and A. Goldberg, Phys. Rev. B 62, R2243 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Chan, C. T.

E. Ozbay, A. Abeyta, G. Tuttle, M. Tringides, R. Biswas, C. T. Chan, C. M. Soukoulis, and K. M. Ho, Phys. Rev. B 50, 1945 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Chen, C.

Y. Fink, J. N. Winn, S. Fan, C. Chen, J. Michel, J. D. Joannopoulos, and E. L. Thomas, Science 282, 1679 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chigrin, D. N.

Choi, K. K.

S. Y. Lin, J. G. Fleming, E. Chow, J. Bur, K. K. Choi, and A. Goldberg, Phys. Rev. B 62, R2243 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Chow, E.

S. Y. Lin, J. G. Fleming, E. Chow, J. Bur, K. K. Choi, and A. Goldberg, Phys. Rev. B 62, R2243 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Doll, T.

Fan, S.

M. Ibanescu, Y. Fink, S. Fan, E. L. Thomas, and J. D. Joannopoulos, Science 289, 415 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Fink, J. N. Winn, S. Fan, C. Chen, J. Michel, J. D. Joannopoulos, and E. L. Thomas, Science 282, 1679 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fink, Y.

M. Ibanescu, Y. Fink, S. Fan, E. L. Thomas, and J. D. Joannopoulos, Science 289, 415 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Fink, J. N. Winn, S. Fan, C. Chen, J. Michel, J. D. Joannopoulos, and E. L. Thomas, Science 282, 1679 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fleming, J. G.

S. Y. Lin, J. G. Fleming, E. Chow, J. Bur, K. K. Choi, and A. Goldberg, Phys. Rev. B 62, R2243 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Gaponenko, S. V.

Goldberg, A.

S. Y. Lin, J. G. Fleming, E. Chow, J. Bur, K. K. Choi, and A. Goldberg, Phys. Rev. B 62, R2243 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Ho, K. M.

E. Ozbay, A. Abeyta, G. Tuttle, M. Tringides, R. Biswas, C. T. Chan, C. M. Soukoulis, and K. M. Ho, Phys. Rev. B 50, 1945 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Ibanescu, M.

M. Ibanescu, Y. Fink, S. Fan, E. L. Thomas, and J. D. Joannopoulos, Science 289, 415 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Joannopoulos, J. D.

M. Ibanescu, Y. Fink, S. Fan, E. L. Thomas, and J. D. Joannopoulos, Science 289, 415 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Fink, J. N. Winn, S. Fan, C. Chen, J. Michel, J. D. Joannopoulos, and E. L. Thomas, Science 282, 1679 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lavrinenko, A. V.

Lin, S. Y.

S. Y. Lin, J. G. Fleming, E. Chow, J. Bur, K. K. Choi, and A. Goldberg, Phys. Rev. B 62, R2243 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Loncar, M.

Michel, J.

Y. Fink, J. N. Winn, S. Fan, C. Chen, J. Michel, J. D. Joannopoulos, and E. L. Thomas, Science 282, 1679 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Noda, S.

S. Noda, Physica B 279, 142 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Ozbay, E.

E. Ozbay, A. Abeyta, G. Tuttle, M. Tringides, R. Biswas, C. T. Chan, C. M. Soukoulis, and K. M. Ho, Phys. Rev. B 50, 1945 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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C. J. Pouchert, The Aldrich Library of FT-IR Spectra (Aldrich Chemical, Milwaukee, Wis., 1985), p. 1204B.

Scherer, A.

Soukoulis, C. M.

E. Ozbay, A. Abeyta, G. Tuttle, M. Tringides, R. Biswas, C. T. Chan, C. M. Soukoulis, and K. M. Ho, Phys. Rev. B 50, 1945 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Szymanski, H. A.

H. A. Szymanski, Interpreted Infrared Spectra (Plenum, New York, 1964), Vol. 1, pp. 19 and 35.

Thomas, E. L.

M. Ibanescu, Y. Fink, S. Fan, E. L. Thomas, and J. D. Joannopoulos, Science 289, 415 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Fink, J. N. Winn, S. Fan, C. Chen, J. Michel, J. D. Joannopoulos, and E. L. Thomas, Science 282, 1679 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tringides, M.

E. Ozbay, A. Abeyta, G. Tuttle, M. Tringides, R. Biswas, C. T. Chan, C. M. Soukoulis, and K. M. Ho, Phys. Rev. B 50, 1945 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Tuttle, G.

E. Ozbay, A. Abeyta, G. Tuttle, M. Tringides, R. Biswas, C. T. Chan, C. M. Soukoulis, and K. M. Ho, Phys. Rev. B 50, 1945 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Vuckovic, J.

Winn, J. N.

Y. Fink, J. N. Winn, S. Fan, C. Chen, J. Michel, J. D. Joannopoulos, and E. L. Thomas, Science 282, 1679 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yablonovitch, E.

E. Yablonovitch, Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2059 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yarotsky, D. A.

J. Lightwave Technol. (2)

Phys. Rev. B (2)

E. Ozbay, A. Abeyta, G. Tuttle, M. Tringides, R. Biswas, C. T. Chan, C. M. Soukoulis, and K. M. Ho, Phys. Rev. B 50, 1945 (1994).
[CrossRef]

S. Y. Lin, J. G. Fleming, E. Chow, J. Bur, K. K. Choi, and A. Goldberg, Phys. Rev. B 62, R2243 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

E. Yablonovitch, Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2059 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Physica B (1)

S. Noda, Physica B 279, 142 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Science (2)

Y. Fink, J. N. Winn, S. Fan, C. Chen, J. Michel, J. D. Joannopoulos, and E. L. Thomas, Science 282, 1679 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Ibanescu, Y. Fink, S. Fan, E. L. Thomas, and J. D. Joannopoulos, Science 289, 415 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (3)

C. J. Pouchert, The Aldrich Library of FT-IR Spectra (Aldrich Chemical, Milwaukee, Wis., 1985), p. 1204B.

H. A. Szymanski, Interpreted Infrared Spectra (Plenum, New York, 1964), Vol. 1, pp. 19 and 35.

For a recent review, see articles in Photonic Crystals and Light Localization in the 21st Century, C. M. Soukoulis, ed., Vol. 563 of NATO ASI Series (Kluwer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 2001).
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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Imaginary part of the refractive index (k values) describing the absorption properties of polystyrene and PE.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic of the multilayer system.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Projected band structure of the multilayer film for the system of two omnidirectional reflectors, where film thickness ratio is (a) h2/h1=1.7/0.68, giving a single large omnidirectional band, and (b) h2/h1=1.1/0.8, giving two omnidirectional reflection bands.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Calculated (dashed curves) and measured (solid curves) reflection (in percent) for the sample that exhibits dual band at (a) normal incidence, (b) at 80° TM, and (c) at 80° TE. The gray regions show the omnidirectional reflectance frequency range.

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