Journal of Electronic Materials

, Volume 48, Issue 5, pp 3304–3310 | Cite as

Extremely Low-Loss Broadband Thermal Infrared Absorber Based on Tungsten Metamaterial

  • Fathi Bendelala
  • Ali CheknaneEmail author
  • Hikmat S. Hilal
  • Souraya Goumri-Said


An extremely low-loss polarization-insensitive broadband absorber in the thermal infrared region, based on tungsten metamaterial, is proposed. The absorber exhibits almost perfect absorption of 99%, with a broad absorption bandwidth ranging from 56 THz to 117 THz. The broad absorption is attributed to the large effective impedance adaptation of the tungsten metamaterial over a wide angle range in both the transverse electrical (0° to 75°) and transverse magnetic (0° to 80°) field polarizations. Based on these extraordinary electromagnetic properties, the proposed system can achieve excellent performance, with a figure of merit of 2.15 × 106, higher than previously reported values for similar metamaterial absorbers.


Broadband absorption polarization insensitive tungsten metamaterial low loss 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fathi Bendelala
    • 1
  • Ali Cheknane
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hikmat S. Hilal
    • 2
  • Souraya Goumri-Said
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratoire des semiconducteurs et matériaux fonctionnelsUniversité Amar Telidji de LaghouatLaghouatAlgeria
  2. 2.SSERL, Department of ChemistryAn-Najah National UniversityNablusPalestine
  3. 3.Physics Department, College of ScienceAlfaisal UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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