Nanocavity absorption enhancement for twodimensional material monolayer systems

Haomin Song, Suhua Jiang, Dengxin Ji, Xie Zeng, Nan Zhang, Kai Liu, Chu Wang, Yun Xu, Qiaoqiang Gan

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Here we propose a strategy to enhance the light-matter interaction of two-dimensional (2D) material monolayers based on strong interference effect in planar nanocavities, and overcome the limitation between optical absorption and the atomically-thin thickness of 2D materials. By exploring the role of spacer layers with different thicknesses and refractive indices, we demonstrate that a nanocavity with an air spacer layer placed between a graphene monolayer and an aluminum reflector layer will enhance the exclusive absorption in the graphene monolayer effectively, which is particularly useful for the development of atomicallythin energy harvesting/conversion devices.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7120-7130
Number of pages11
JournalOptics Express
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 23 2015
Externally publishedYes

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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