This work demonstrates metamaterial (MM) selective thermal emitters for potential use with energy harvesting
photodiodes, such as thermophotovoltaic cells. Preliminary structures have been designed, simulated, and fabricated
using CST Microwave Studio and microfabrication techniques including electron beam evaporation, atomic layer
deposition, and electron beam lithography, respectively. Samples were tested to determine the effect of top layer metal
thickness on the absorption of these devices. Preliminary simulation and testing was also performed to design a device
for operation at 500°C.
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Dante F. DeMeo ; Nicole A. Pfeister ; Corey M. Shemelya and Thomas Vandervelde
Metamaterial selective emitters for photodiodes
", Proc. SPIE 8982, Optical Components and Materials XI, 89820J (March 7, 2014); doi:10.1117/12.2041013; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2041013