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Strong Absorption Of Light By Multilayer Dielectric-Metal Structures
Author(s): J. M. Zavada; J. J. Fasano; B. H. Li; M. J. Shiau; S. T. Peng
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Paper Abstract

We present here an analysis of plane-wave absorption by a slightly lossy two-layer dielectric structure backed by a metal plate. It is shown first that there exists a close relationship between the guiding characteristics of the two-layer dielectric structure and the total absorption of a plane wave coupled by a prism into the lossy dielectric waveguide. On the basis of known surface-wave characteristics, a parametric study on the plane-wave absorption by the waveguide is carried out and the results show that such a waveguide structure can be used for the design of angularly selective polarization-independent optical absorbers or TM-polarized optical absorbers with a relatively large range of incident angle.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 November 1983
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0408, Integrated Optics III, (30 November 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935727
Show Author Affiliations
J. M. Zavada, U. S. Army Armament Research and Development Command (United States)
J. J. Fasano, U. S. Army Armament Research and Development Command (United States)
B. H. Li, Polytechnic Institute of New York (United States)
M. J. Shiau, Polytechnic Institute of New York (United States)
S. T. Peng, Polytechnic Institute of New York (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0408:
Integrated Optics III
Dennis G. Hall; Lynn D. Hutcheson, Editor(s)

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