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Metamaterials for optical and photonic applications for space: preliminary results
Author(s): L. M. Gaspar Venancio; S. Hannemann; G. Lubkowski; M. Suhrke; H. Schweizer; L. Fu; H. Giessen; P. Schau; K. Frenner; W. Osten
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Paper Abstract

The European Space Agency (ESA) in the frame of its General Study Program (GSP) has started to investigate the opportunity of using metamaterials in space applications. In that context, ESA has initiated two GSP activities which main objectives are 1) to identify the metamaterials and associated optical properties which could be used to improve in the future the performances of optical payloads in space missions, 2) to design metamaterial based devices addressing specific needs in space applications. The range of functions for metamaterials to be investigated is wide (spectral dispersion, polarisation control, light absorption, straylight control...) and so is the required spectral range, from 0.4μm to 15μm. In the frame of these activities several applications have been selected and the designs of metamaterial based devices are proposed and their performances assessed by simulations.

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Date Published: 14 September 2011
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 8146, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes and Instruments: Innovative Technologies and Concepts V, 81460E (14 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.893110
Show Author Affiliations
L. M. Gaspar Venancio, European Space Agency - ESTEC (Netherlands)
S. Hannemann, Cosine Research B.V. (Netherlands)
G. Lubkowski, Fraunhofer-Institut für Naturwissenschaftlich-Technische Trendanalysen (Germany)
M. Suhrke, Fraunhofer-Institut für Naturwissenschaftlich-Technische Trendanalysen (Germany)
H. Schweizer, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
L. Fu, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
H. Giessen, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
P. Schau, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
K. Frenner, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
W. Osten, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8146:
UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes and Instruments: Innovative Technologies and Concepts V
Howard A. MacEwen; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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