Abstract

In this Letter, glancing angle deposition is used to form an aluminum-jointed silicon dioxide octagon nanohelix array as a 3D nanostructured thin film. As a sculptured metal–dielectric composite, the film exhibits a complex refractive index of near unity with a small imaginary part. This structured film is demonstrated as an efficient light absorber to absorb light in a broad band and over a wide range of angles for both polarization states.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

  • View by:
  • |
  • |
  • |

  1. Y. J. Jen, M. J. Lin, H. M. Wu, H. S. Liao, and J. W. Dai, Opt. Express 21, 10259 (2013).
    [CrossRef]
  2. A. Lakhtakia and R. Messier, Sculptured Thin Films: Nanoengineered Morphology and Optics (SPIE, 2005).
  3. J. A. Dobrowolski, D. Poitras, P. Ma, H. Vakil, and M. Acree, Appl. Opt. 41, 3075 (2002).
    [CrossRef]
  4. Y. J. Jen, A. Lakhtakia, C. W. Yu, C. F. Lin, M. J. Lin, S. H. Wang, and J. R. Lai, Nat. Commun. 2, 363 (2011).
    [CrossRef]
  5. J. Q. Xi, M. F. Schubert, J. K. Kim, E. F. Schubert, M. Chen, S. Y. Lin, W. Liu, and J. A. Smart, Nat. Photonics 1, 176 (2007).
  6. I. J. Hodgkinson and Q. H. Wu, Opt. Lett. 23, 1553 (1998).
    [CrossRef]
  7. Q. Wu, I. J. Hodgkinson, and A. Lakhtakia, Opt. Eng. 39, 1863 (2000).
    [CrossRef]
  8. I. J. Hodgkinson and Q. H. Wu, Birefringent Thin Films and Polarizing Elements (World Scientific, 1997).
  9. Y. P. Zhao, S. B. Chaney, and Z. Y. Zhang, J. Appl. Phys. 100, 063527 (2006).
    [CrossRef]
  10. Z.-Y. Zhang and Y.-P. Zhao, J. Appl. Phys. 102, 113308 (2007).
    [CrossRef]
  11. Y. J. Jen, A. Lakhtakia, M. J. Lin, W. H. Wang, H. M. Wu, and H. S. Liao, Sci. Rep. 3, 1672 (2013).
    [CrossRef]

2013 (2)

Y. J. Jen, M. J. Lin, H. M. Wu, H. S. Liao, and J. W. Dai, Opt. Express 21, 10259 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Y. J. Jen, A. Lakhtakia, M. J. Lin, W. H. Wang, H. M. Wu, and H. S. Liao, Sci. Rep. 3, 1672 (2013).
[CrossRef]

2011 (1)

Y. J. Jen, A. Lakhtakia, C. W. Yu, C. F. Lin, M. J. Lin, S. H. Wang, and J. R. Lai, Nat. Commun. 2, 363 (2011).
[CrossRef]

2007 (2)

J. Q. Xi, M. F. Schubert, J. K. Kim, E. F. Schubert, M. Chen, S. Y. Lin, W. Liu, and J. A. Smart, Nat. Photonics 1, 176 (2007).

Z.-Y. Zhang and Y.-P. Zhao, J. Appl. Phys. 102, 113308 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (1)

Y. P. Zhao, S. B. Chaney, and Z. Y. Zhang, J. Appl. Phys. 100, 063527 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

2000 (1)

Q. Wu, I. J. Hodgkinson, and A. Lakhtakia, Opt. Eng. 39, 1863 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

Acree, M.

Chaney, S. B.

Y. P. Zhao, S. B. Chaney, and Z. Y. Zhang, J. Appl. Phys. 100, 063527 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Chen, M.

J. Q. Xi, M. F. Schubert, J. K. Kim, E. F. Schubert, M. Chen, S. Y. Lin, W. Liu, and J. A. Smart, Nat. Photonics 1, 176 (2007).

Dai, J. W.

Dobrowolski, J. A.

Hodgkinson, I. J.

Q. Wu, I. J. Hodgkinson, and A. Lakhtakia, Opt. Eng. 39, 1863 (2000).
[CrossRef]

I. J. Hodgkinson and Q. H. Wu, Opt. Lett. 23, 1553 (1998).
[CrossRef]

I. J. Hodgkinson and Q. H. Wu, Birefringent Thin Films and Polarizing Elements (World Scientific, 1997).

Jen, Y. J.

Y. J. Jen, A. Lakhtakia, M. J. Lin, W. H. Wang, H. M. Wu, and H. S. Liao, Sci. Rep. 3, 1672 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Y. J. Jen, M. J. Lin, H. M. Wu, H. S. Liao, and J. W. Dai, Opt. Express 21, 10259 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Y. J. Jen, A. Lakhtakia, C. W. Yu, C. F. Lin, M. J. Lin, S. H. Wang, and J. R. Lai, Nat. Commun. 2, 363 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Kim, J. K.

J. Q. Xi, M. F. Schubert, J. K. Kim, E. F. Schubert, M. Chen, S. Y. Lin, W. Liu, and J. A. Smart, Nat. Photonics 1, 176 (2007).

Lai, J. R.

Y. J. Jen, A. Lakhtakia, C. W. Yu, C. F. Lin, M. J. Lin, S. H. Wang, and J. R. Lai, Nat. Commun. 2, 363 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Lakhtakia, A.

Y. J. Jen, A. Lakhtakia, M. J. Lin, W. H. Wang, H. M. Wu, and H. S. Liao, Sci. Rep. 3, 1672 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Y. J. Jen, A. Lakhtakia, C. W. Yu, C. F. Lin, M. J. Lin, S. H. Wang, and J. R. Lai, Nat. Commun. 2, 363 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Q. Wu, I. J. Hodgkinson, and A. Lakhtakia, Opt. Eng. 39, 1863 (2000).
[CrossRef]

A. Lakhtakia and R. Messier, Sculptured Thin Films: Nanoengineered Morphology and Optics (SPIE, 2005).

Liao, H. S.

Y. J. Jen, M. J. Lin, H. M. Wu, H. S. Liao, and J. W. Dai, Opt. Express 21, 10259 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Y. J. Jen, A. Lakhtakia, M. J. Lin, W. H. Wang, H. M. Wu, and H. S. Liao, Sci. Rep. 3, 1672 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Lin, C. F.

Y. J. Jen, A. Lakhtakia, C. W. Yu, C. F. Lin, M. J. Lin, S. H. Wang, and J. R. Lai, Nat. Commun. 2, 363 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Lin, M. J.

Y. J. Jen, M. J. Lin, H. M. Wu, H. S. Liao, and J. W. Dai, Opt. Express 21, 10259 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Y. J. Jen, A. Lakhtakia, M. J. Lin, W. H. Wang, H. M. Wu, and H. S. Liao, Sci. Rep. 3, 1672 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Y. J. Jen, A. Lakhtakia, C. W. Yu, C. F. Lin, M. J. Lin, S. H. Wang, and J. R. Lai, Nat. Commun. 2, 363 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Lin, S. Y.

J. Q. Xi, M. F. Schubert, J. K. Kim, E. F. Schubert, M. Chen, S. Y. Lin, W. Liu, and J. A. Smart, Nat. Photonics 1, 176 (2007).

Liu, W.

J. Q. Xi, M. F. Schubert, J. K. Kim, E. F. Schubert, M. Chen, S. Y. Lin, W. Liu, and J. A. Smart, Nat. Photonics 1, 176 (2007).

Ma, P.

Messier, R.

A. Lakhtakia and R. Messier, Sculptured Thin Films: Nanoengineered Morphology and Optics (SPIE, 2005).

Poitras, D.

Schubert, E. F.

J. Q. Xi, M. F. Schubert, J. K. Kim, E. F. Schubert, M. Chen, S. Y. Lin, W. Liu, and J. A. Smart, Nat. Photonics 1, 176 (2007).

Schubert, M. F.

J. Q. Xi, M. F. Schubert, J. K. Kim, E. F. Schubert, M. Chen, S. Y. Lin, W. Liu, and J. A. Smart, Nat. Photonics 1, 176 (2007).

Smart, J. A.

J. Q. Xi, M. F. Schubert, J. K. Kim, E. F. Schubert, M. Chen, S. Y. Lin, W. Liu, and J. A. Smart, Nat. Photonics 1, 176 (2007).

Vakil, H.

Wang, S. H.

Y. J. Jen, A. Lakhtakia, C. W. Yu, C. F. Lin, M. J. Lin, S. H. Wang, and J. R. Lai, Nat. Commun. 2, 363 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Wang, W. H.

Y. J. Jen, A. Lakhtakia, M. J. Lin, W. H. Wang, H. M. Wu, and H. S. Liao, Sci. Rep. 3, 1672 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Wu, H. M.

Y. J. Jen, A. Lakhtakia, M. J. Lin, W. H. Wang, H. M. Wu, and H. S. Liao, Sci. Rep. 3, 1672 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Y. J. Jen, M. J. Lin, H. M. Wu, H. S. Liao, and J. W. Dai, Opt. Express 21, 10259 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Wu, Q.

Q. Wu, I. J. Hodgkinson, and A. Lakhtakia, Opt. Eng. 39, 1863 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Wu, Q. H.

I. J. Hodgkinson and Q. H. Wu, Opt. Lett. 23, 1553 (1998).
[CrossRef]

I. J. Hodgkinson and Q. H. Wu, Birefringent Thin Films and Polarizing Elements (World Scientific, 1997).

Xi, J. Q.

J. Q. Xi, M. F. Schubert, J. K. Kim, E. F. Schubert, M. Chen, S. Y. Lin, W. Liu, and J. A. Smart, Nat. Photonics 1, 176 (2007).

Yu, C. W.

Y. J. Jen, A. Lakhtakia, C. W. Yu, C. F. Lin, M. J. Lin, S. H. Wang, and J. R. Lai, Nat. Commun. 2, 363 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, Z. Y.

Y. P. Zhao, S. B. Chaney, and Z. Y. Zhang, J. Appl. Phys. 100, 063527 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, Z.-Y.

Z.-Y. Zhang and Y.-P. Zhao, J. Appl. Phys. 102, 113308 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Zhao, Y. P.

Y. P. Zhao, S. B. Chaney, and Z. Y. Zhang, J. Appl. Phys. 100, 063527 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zhao, Y.-P.

Z.-Y. Zhang and Y.-P. Zhao, J. Appl. Phys. 102, 113308 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

J. Appl. Phys. (2)

Y. P. Zhao, S. B. Chaney, and Z. Y. Zhang, J. Appl. Phys. 100, 063527 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Z.-Y. Zhang and Y.-P. Zhao, J. Appl. Phys. 102, 113308 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Nat. Commun. (1)

Y. J. Jen, A. Lakhtakia, C. W. Yu, C. F. Lin, M. J. Lin, S. H. Wang, and J. R. Lai, Nat. Commun. 2, 363 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Nat. Photonics (1)

J. Q. Xi, M. F. Schubert, J. K. Kim, E. F. Schubert, M. Chen, S. Y. Lin, W. Liu, and J. A. Smart, Nat. Photonics 1, 176 (2007).

Opt. Eng. (1)

Q. Wu, I. J. Hodgkinson, and A. Lakhtakia, Opt. Eng. 39, 1863 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Sci. Rep. (1)

Y. J. Jen, A. Lakhtakia, M. J. Lin, W. H. Wang, H. M. Wu, and H. S. Liao, Sci. Rep. 3, 1672 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

A. Lakhtakia and R. Messier, Sculptured Thin Films: Nanoengineered Morphology and Optics (SPIE, 2005).

I. J. Hodgkinson and Q. H. Wu, Birefringent Thin Films and Polarizing Elements (World Scientific, 1997).

Cited By

OSA participates in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. Citing articles from OSA journals and other participating publishers are listed here.

Alert me when this article is cited.


Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Cross-sectional SEM images of (a) the 1.5-period ONHA and (b) the 2-period ONHA.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Absorbance, reflectance, and transmittance spectra of (a) and (b) the 1.5-period ONHA and (c) and (d) the 2-period ONHA on glass substrate.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Absorbance and reflectance spectra of (a) and (b) the 1.5 period ONHA and (c) and (d) the 2-period ONHA on a-silicon wafer.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) and (b) S-polarized and p-polarized absorbance versus wavelength and angle of incidence for the 1.5-period ONHA on glass substrate. (c) and (d) S-polarized and p-polarized absorbance versus wavelength and angle of incidence for the 2-period ONHA on glass substrate. (e) and (f) S-polarized and p-polarized absorbance versus wavelength and angle of incidence for the 1.5-period ONHA in a-silicon wafer. (g) and (h) S-polarized and p-polarized absorbance versus wavelength and angle of incidence for the 2-period ONHA in a-silicon wafer.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Real part and imaginary part of effective refractive index as a function of wavelength.

Metrics