Spectrally selective thermal emitter with flat metallic films based on tunneling effect

Zhu Wang, Ting Shan Luk, Yixuan Tan, Dengxin Ji, Ming Zhou, Qiaoqiang Gan, Zongfu Yu

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We proposed and experimentally demonstrated a mechanism to achieve spectrally-selective metallic emitters based on tunneling effect. This effect allows a simple flat metal film to achieve near-unity emissivity with controlled spectral selectivity for efficient heat-to-light energy conversion.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781943580118
StatePublished - Dec 16 2016
Externally publishedYes

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