Applied Physics A

, Volume 117, Issue 2, pp 471–475 | Cite as

Quasi-total omnidirectional light absorption in nanostructured gold films

  • Hanbin Zheng
  • Renaud Vallée
  • Rui M. Almeida
  • Thomas Rivera
  • Serge Ravaine


A series of experiments and simulations have been performed to evidence the omnidirectional light absorption of planar gold structures containing a two-dimensional lattice of spherical beads or pores. We show that more than 90 % of incident light is absorbed at angles of incidence up to 65° for optimum values of the gold film thickness. We also report the tunability of the absorption wavelength by varying the size of the beads/pores.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hanbin Zheng
    • 1
    • 2
  • Renaud Vallée
    • 1
  • Rui M. Almeida
    • 2
  • Thomas Rivera
    • 3
  • Serge Ravaine
    • 1
  1. 1.CNRS, CRPP, UPR 8641Univ. BordeauxPessacFrance
  2. 2.Depart. Eng. Química/ICEMSInstituto Superior Técnico/ULLisbonPortugal
  3. 3.Orange Labs NetworkIssy MoulineauxFrance

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