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Chin. Opt. Lett.
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Mid-infrared superabsorbers based on quasi-periodic moiré metasurfaces
Yaoran Liu, Zilong Wu, Eric H. Hill, and Yuebing Zheng
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Texas Materials Institute, [The University of Texas at Austin], Austin, Texas 78712, USA

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2018, 16(05): pp.050004

Keywords(OCIS Code): 160.3918  120.4120  120.2440  120.2230  

We report on mid-infrared superabsorbers based on quasi-periodic moiré metasurfaces in metal-insulator-metal form. By varying the spacer thickness, moiré rotation angle, and filling factor of the superabsorbers, we can tune narrowband or broadband absorption in a systematic way. With their high tunability of near-unity absorption and simple fabrication, in combination with decoupled mode theory for an efficient design, moiré superabsorbers are well-suited for a wide range of applications in sensing, imaging, and communication.

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Get Citation: Yaoran Liu, Zilong Wu, Eric H. Hill, and Yuebing Zheng, "Mid-infrared superabsorbers based on quasi-periodic moiré metasurfaces," Chin. Opt. Lett. 16(05), 050004(2018)

Note: We acknowledge the financial support of the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program (No. N00014-17-1-2424). We thank the Texas Advanced Computing Center at The University of Texas at Austin for providing high-performance computing resources that contributed to the numerical simulations. URL: http://www.tacc.utexas.edu.


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