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Refractory Plasmonics With Titanium Nitride: Broadband Metamaterial Absorber, W Li, U. Guler, N. Kinsey, G. Naik, A. Boltasseva, J. Guan, V Shalaev, A. Kildishev Oct 2014

Refractory Plasmonics With Titanium Nitride: Broadband Metamaterial Absorber, W Li, U. Guler, N. Kinsey, G. Naik, A. Boltasseva, J. Guan, V Shalaev, A. Kildishev

U. Guler

A high-temperature stable broadband plasmonic absorber is designed, fabricated, and optically characterized. A broadband absorber with an average high absorption of 95% and a total thickness of 240 nm is fabricated, using a refractory plasmonic material, titanium nitride. This absorber integrates both the plasmonic resonances and the dielectric-like loss. It opens a path for the interesting applications such as solar thermophotovoltaics and optical circuits.


Refractory Plasmonics, Urcan Guler, Alexandra Boltasseva, Vladimir M. Shalaev Apr 2014

Refractory Plasmonics, Urcan Guler, Alexandra Boltasseva, Vladimir M. Shalaev

U. Guler

Refractory materials are defined as those with a high melting point and chemical stability at temperatures above 2000°C. Applications based on refractory materials, usually nonmetallic, span a wide range of areas including industrial furnaces, space shuttle shields, and semiconductor technology. Metals have also been studied as refractories; however, the optical properties of those metals that have been tried for high-temperature applications were not good enough to be used in plasmonic applications (these are almost entirely based on noble metals, which are not good refractories). Refractory materials that exhibit reasonably good plasmonic behavior would undoubtedly enable new devices and boost ...