A Theoretical Study of Broadband Nearly Perfect Metasurface Absorber Based on Nanoarray of Titanium Nitride

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Original languageEnglish
Article number1900042
Number of pages8
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Theory and Simulations
Volume2
Issue number7
Online published10 May 2019
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019

Abstract

A metasurface perfect absorber working in whole visible regime is proposed on the basis of a sandwiched three-layer structure formed by titanium nitride (TiN) nanoarray, antireflective MgF2 dielectric film, and TiN bottom layer. Each structural unit of the TiN array consists of a nanodisk and four symmetrically wrapped nanotriangles. The triangles play a role in increasing the absorption in the long wavelength region. The performance of the absorber was simulated as a function of its geometric parameters and the angle of incident beam as well. The results are discussed in terms of localized surface plasmonic resonance mechanism and dispersion effect of TiN, and the absorption features are qualitatively explained on the basis of electric field and power flow distributions. Optimal geometric parameters are presented. With the optimal parameters, the absorber would realize an averaged absorption of 98.3% over the entire visible region from 350 to 800 nm, with a peaking absorption 99.9% at 720 nm and a band of 482-780 nm having an absorption >99%. In addition, the absorber also shows polarization insensitivity and good angular acceptance capability of incident beam. The unique and compact structure has great potential application in fields of (thermo-)photovoltaics, light trapping, and cloaking.

Research Area(s)

  • localized surface plasmonic resonance, metasurface absorber, nanostructure array, titanium nitride, ALTERNATIVE PLASMONIC MATERIALS, OPTICAL-ABSORPTION, ENHANCEMENT, DESIGN

Citation Format(s)

A Theoretical Study of Broadband Nearly Perfect Metasurface Absorber Based on Nanoarray of Titanium Nitride. / Piao, Rui-Qi; Xu, Qing; Wong, Wing-Han et al.

In: Advanced Theory and Simulations, Vol. 2, No. 7, 1900042, 07.2019.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review