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Thermal radiation antennas made of multilayer structures containing negative index metamaterials
Author(s): M. Maksimovic; M. Hammer; Z. Jaksic
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Paper Abstract

We investigate the thermal antenna behavior of emissive/absorptive substrates coated by passive optical multilayer systems that contain negative refractive index metamaterials (NIM). Spectral and angular distributions of the thermal radiation emittance for periodic defect-containing multilayer with NIM is addressed. We analyze realistic finite structures and took into account dispersion and losses in the NIM part. The application of NIM-containing 1D structures offers new degrees of freedom for the design, thus opening a path to obtain spectrally and spatially selective thermal emitters that could lead to improvements in the existing systems for thermal radiation control.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6896, Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XII, 689605 (12 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.762616
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M. Maksimovic, Univ. of Twente (Netherlands)
M. Hammer, Univ. of Twente (Netherlands)
Z. Jaksic, Univ. of Belgrade (Serbia and Montenegro)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6896:
Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XII
Christoph M. Greiner; Christoph A. Waechter, Editor(s)

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