Hybrid graphene metasurface for near-infrared absorbers

Md. Mahfuzur Rahman, Aikifa Raza, Hammad Younes, Amal AlGhaferi, Matteo Chiesa, JinYou Lu
2019 Optics Express  
We experimentally demonstrated an amorphous graphene-based metasurface yielding near-infrared super absorber characteristic. The structure is obtained by alternatively combining magnetron-sputtering deposition and graphene transfer coating fabrication techniques. The thickness constraint of the physical vapor-deposited amorphous metallic layer is unlocked and as a result, the as-fabricated graphene-based metasurface absorber achieves near-perfect absorption in the near-infrared region with an
more » ... tra-broad spectral bandwidth of 3.0 µm. Our experimental characterization and theoretical analysis further point out that the strong light-matter interaction observed is caused by localized surface plasmon resonance of the metal film's particle-like surface morphology. In addition to the enhanced light absorption characteristics, such an amorphous metasurface can be used for surface-enhanced Raman scattering applications. Meanwhile, the proposed graphene-based metasurface relies solely on CMOS-compatible, low cost and large-area processing, which can be flexibly scaled up for mass production.
doi:10.1364/oe.27.024866 fatcat:tkhx4jxn2nfave4f4nlgfnjdre