Journal article

Plasmonic Near-Complete Optical Absorption and Its Applications

Charlene Ng, Lukas Wesemann, Evgeniy Panchenko, Jingchao Song, Timothy J Davis, Ann Roberts, Daniel E Gomez

ADVANCED OPTICAL MATERIALS | WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH | Published : 2019

Abstract

Near-complete absorption of light has the potential to underpin advances in photodetection, advanced chemistry, coloration of materials, and energy. This review paper reports recent progress on the development of metasurfaces and thin film structures that produce strong absorption bands in the visible and longer wavelength regions of the electromagnetic spectrum, due in part to the excitation of plasmonic resonances. Proof-of-concept demonstrations are discussed for applications of these in chemical sensing, the generation of structural color, the creation of optoelectronic devices, and photocatalysis. Emerging future applications are also discussed.

Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council through its Future Fellowships


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge the financial support of the Australian Research Council through its Future Fellowships (FT140100514) and Discovery Projects (DP160100983) schemes. C.N. would like to acknowledge the support from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.