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Theoretical and experimental analysis of transmission and enhanced absorption of frequency-selective surfaces in the infrared
Author(s): Irina Puscasu; William L. Schaich; Glenn D. Boreman
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Paper Abstract

A comparative study between theory and experiment is presented for transmission through lossy frequency selective surfaces (FSSs) on silicon in the 2 - 15 micrometer range. Important parameters controlling the resonance shape and location are identified: dipole length, spacing, impedance, and dielectric surroundings. Their separate influence is exhibited. The primary resonance mechanism of FSSs is the resonance of the individual metallic patches. There is no discernable resonance arising from a feed-coupled configuration. The real part of the element's impedance controls the minimum value of transmission, while scarcely affecting its location. Varying the imaginary part shifts the location of resonance, while only slightly changing the minimum value of transmission. With such fine-tuning, it is possible to make a good fit between theory and experiment near the dipole resonance on any sample. A fixed choice of impedance can provide a reasonable fit to all samples fabricated under the same conditions. The dielectric surroundings change the resonance wavelength of the FSS compared to its value in air. The presence of FSS on the substrate increases the absorptivity/emissivity of the surface in a resonant way. Such enhancement is shown for dipole and cross arrays at several wavelengths.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4293, Silicon-based and Hybrid Optoelectronics III, (18 May 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.426937
Show Author Affiliations
Irina Puscasu, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
William L. Schaich, Indiana Univ. (United States)
Glenn D. Boreman, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4293:
Silicon-based and Hybrid Optoelectronics III
David J. Robbins; John Alfred Trezza; Ghassan E. Jabbour, Editor(s)

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