Photonics Research, 2021, 9(1): 01000027, Published Online: Nov. 12, 2020

Dual-band perfect absorber for a mid-infrared photodetector based on a dielectric metal metasurface

Author Affiliations

1Nanophotonics and Optoelectronics Research Center, Qian Xuesen Laboratory of Space Technology, China Academy of Space Technology, Beijing 100094, China


Mid-infrared thermal detectors have very important applications in the aerospace and military fields. However, due to the low heat transfer efficiency and slow response time, their application has been greatly restricted. Here, we theoretically demonstrate a dual-band perfect absorber for a mid-infrared detector based on a dielectric metal metasurface, and the optical and thermal properties are analyzed in detail. Simulation results show that the two narrow absorption peaks, corresponding to the absorption value of 97.5% at λ=6.142 μm with λFWHM40 nm and 99.7% at λ=7.795 μm with λFWHM80 nm, respectively, are achieved, and their different dependences on the structural parameters have been studied. A thermal detector at room temperature with total response time within 1.3 ms for dual-band and 0.4 ms for single-band is realized when the incident light flux is 1.0 W/cm2 for an average temperature increase of ΔT1.0 K. Our study offers a promising approach for designing a narrowband mid-infrared perfect absorber and a high-performance photodetector in nano-integrated photonics.
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