A thin film broadband absorber based on multi-sized nanoantennas

Yanxia Cui, Jun Xu, Kin Hung Fung, Yi Jin, Anil Kumar, Sailing He, Nicholas X. Fang

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We experimentally demonstrate an infrared broadband absorber based on an array of nanostrip antennas of several different sizes. The broadband property is due to the collective effect of magnetic responses excited by these nanoantennas at distinct wavelengths. By manipulating the differences of the nanostrip widths, the measured spectra clearly validate our design for the purpose of broadening the absorption band.
Original languageEnglish
Article number253101
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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