The Design of a Switchable Infrared Hybrid Plasmonic Metasurface Absorber for Energy Harvesting Applications

Authors

  • Ayman S. Negm Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1, Canada
  • Mohamed H. Bakr Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1, Canada
  • Matiar M. Howlader Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1, Canada
  • Shirook M. Ali School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology Sheridan College, Brampton, ON L6Y 5H9, Canada

Keywords:

energy harvesting, metasurface, plasmonic, polarization-insensitive, switchable

Abstract

A plasmonic switchable polarizationinsensitive metasurface absorber is proposed. The design provides two modes of operation by employing phasechange material in semiconductor and metallic phases. In this paper, we study the switchable absorption behavior of the metasurface operating in a dual-band and single-band modes targeting the mid-infrared range suitable for energy harvesting applications such as thermophotovoltaics. The design is optimized using a global optimization technique.

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2020-11-07

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