In this paper, we propose a broadband omnidirectional near-perfect absorber that transforms light energy into heat. In contrast to previous research on structural metamaterials, this study focuses on light absorption in the epsilon-near-zero (ENZ) layers without any structural patterns. Chromium (Cr) thin films were applied as ENZ layers. Using the admittance method, we found the proper thicknesses of SiO2 layers to match the incident medium and achieve perfect absorption. Also, the absorber is angular insensitive up to 60◦. The temperature of the absorber increases from room temperature to 42◦C, which is 4◦C higher than the uncoated substrate at 38◦C, after exposure to sunlight for 20 min.
|頁（從 - 到）||10138-10142|
|出版狀態||已出版 - 10 11月 2020|