All-Dielectric Fabry–Pérot Cavity Design for Spectrally Selective Mid-Infrared Absorption

Akin B., Linford M. R., Ahmadivand A., ALTINDAL Ş.

Physica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research, vol.259, no.3, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 259 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/pssb.202100464
  • Journal Name: Physica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Chemical Abstracts Core, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: all-dielectric metamaterials, mid-infrared meta-absorbers, mid-wave infrared, long-wave infrared, multilayer artificial media, BROAD-BAND, ABSORBER
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


© 2021 Wiley-VCH GmbHAll-dielectric metamaterials that exhibit broadband absorption of infrared (IR) radiation are promising platforms for the development of modern and applied nanophotonic technologies ranging from precise biosensing to high-resolution imaging and high photon-yield light detection. Herein, bulk meta-absorbers comprising dielectric layers to provide broadband absorption of mid-IR light are structured and studied. Through computational investigations and experimental assessments, the geometric parameters of the metastructure are judiciously selected and the peak of absorption is tuned to encompass the mid-wave IR (MWIR) to long-wave IR (LWIR) wavelengths, where absorbance of over ≈95% is achieved in the conducted analyses. These results are obtained using numerical optimization to achieve the highest absorption peak values. Thus, based on the mechanistic understanding of the conducted study, the reported percentage is the highest possible absorption efficiency obtained by the absorber metastructure. Importantly, the projected meta-absorber is polarization insensitive and performs consistently over a wide range of incidence angles. The engineered multilayer architecture based on artificial media provides new possibilities for the broadband manipulation and control of the IR light.