Deep-groove nickel gratings for solar thermal absorbers

N Ahmad, S Núñez-Sánchez, J R Pugh, M J Cryan
2016 Journal of Optics  
General rights This document is made available in accordance with publisher policies. Please cite only the published version using the reference above. Full terms of use are available: ABSTRACT This paper presents measured and modelled optical absorptance and reflectance for deep-groove nickel nanogratings in the 450nm-950nm wavelength range. The structures have been fabricated using focused ion beam etching and characterised using Fourier spectroscopy and the field distributions on the
more » ... have been studied using Finite Difference Time Domain modelling. Realistic grating structures have been modelled based on focused ion beam cross sections and these results are in good agreement between measured and modelled results. The roles of surface plasmon polaritons and slot modes are highlighted in the strong broadband absorbance that can be achieved with these structures.
doi:10.1088/2040-8978/18/10/105901 fatcat:hk7nuwht5rgy5hdlhbq5dawenq