, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 117–124 | Cite as

Design Method of a Broadband Wide-Angle Plasmonic Absorber in the Visible Range

  • Xianshun Ming
  • Qiaofeng TanEmail author


A new design method of a broadband wide-angle metal-dielectric-metal plasmonic absorber is presented based on the cavity mode theory. The broadband absorption is implemented by filling a unit cell with multi-size square metal patches resonant at adjacent wavelengths, with the widths of the patches and thickness of the dielectric layer optimized with the presented method. A broadband plasmonic absorber working in the visible range is designed, the absorption of which is insensitive to the azimuth angle of incident field and keeps over 0.7 at incident angle up to 60° for p polarization and above 0.6 at up to 40° for s polarization.


Plasmonic absorber Surface plasmons Resonant cavity modes Broadband wide-angle absorption 



This work was supported by the National Basic Research Program of China under grant No. 2013CB329202.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Precision Instrument, State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology and InstrumentsTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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