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All-Metal Resonant Metamaterials for One-, Two-, Three-Band Perfect Light Absorbers and Sensors

  • Xiaoshan Liu
  • Guolan Fu
  • Xuefeng Zhan
  • Zhengqi LiuEmail author


Perfect light absorption is achieved in all-metal resonant metamaterials. The maximal absorption is up to 99.2% and the spectral bandwidth is down to 24 nm. Moreover, a tunable absorption spectrum with one-, two-, three-band light absorption can be obtained in the visible frequency range by utilizing a controllable structural geometry for this all-metal resonant metamaterial platform. The localized surface plasmons of metallic resonators and their hybrid coupling effects are the main contributions for the observed perfect absorption. Particularly, high-performance refractive index sensing with single or multiple detection wavelengths is achieved based on this novel absorber scheme.


Metamaterials Perfect absorber All-metal Refractive index sensing 


Funding Information

This work received support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grants 11664015, 11464019, 11564017, and 51761015).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaoshan Liu
    • 1
  • Guolan Fu
    • 1
  • Xuefeng Zhan
    • 1
  • Zhengqi Liu
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Jiangxi Key Laboratory of Nanomaterials and Sensors, Provincial Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic and Telecommunication, College of Physics and Communication ElectronicsJiangxi Normal UniversityNanchangChina

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