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Unusual thermal emission from a three-dimensional metallic photonic crystal
Author(s): Shawn-Yu Lin; Mei-Li Hsieh; Rajeev Shenoi; James Bur
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Paper Abstract

We report the observation of unusual thermal radiation at elevated temperatures (T=400-900K) from a three-dimensional metallic photonic-crystal composite that includes a micro-cavity. Upon thermal excitation by a heating element of a large heat-mass and a constant temperature (heat bath), its emissive power at resonant wavelengths exceeds a blackbody’s at nominally the same surface temperature. The possible explanations include, but are not limited to, angular concentration of light emission, slightly lower lattice-temperature for a reference blackbody and also a significant pumping of hot electrons at resonance such that our sample’s electron-temperature is higher than its latticetemperature.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 September 2014
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9162, Active Photonic Materials VI, 91621H (12 September 2014);
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Shawn-Yu Lin, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)
Mei-Li Hsieh, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)
National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Rajeev Shenoi, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)
James Bur, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9162:
Active Photonic Materials VI
Ganapathi S. Subramania; Stavroula Foteinopoulou, Editor(s)

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