Tunable wide-angle plasmonic perfect absorber at visible frequencies

Zheyu Fang, Yu Rong Zhen, Linran Fan, Xing Zhu, Peter Nordlander

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We report a perfect absorber metallic hole array with wide-angle near unity absorbance in the visible regime. The periodicity of the structure enables excitation of surface-plasmon polaritons and results in a splitting of the absorbing peaks. An analytical formalism based on perturbation theory provides results in good agreement with experimental data and shows how the absorption peak can be tuned with hole geometry, periodicity, and material parameters. Being extendable to more complex hybrid structures, our result is important for the development of photon harvesting devices and thermal emitters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number245401
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number24
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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