Thermal Emission Control with One-Dimensional Metallodielectric Photonic Crystals

Narayanaswamy, Arvind; Chen, Gang

We have analyzed thermal emission from one-dimensional metallodielectric periodic structures using a Green’s function technique together with the fluctuation-dissipation theorem. We show that such simple structures exhibit excellent selective emission characteristics with a controllable transition frequency in the infrared and even visible range. Such simple structures should be easy to fabricate and have applications in thermophotovoltaics and potentially in incandescent bulbs.


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Mechanical Engineering
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April 3, 2013