Metamaterials with custom emissivity polarization in the near-infrared

Jeremy A. Bossard, Douglas H. Werner

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Metamaterials have been previously studied for their ability to tailor the dispersive infrared (IR) emissivity of a surface. Here, we investigate metamaterial coatings based on an electromagnetic band-gap surface for use as near-IR emitters with custom polarization selectivity. A genetic algorithm is successfully employed to optimize the metamaterial structures to exhibit custom linear, circular, and elliptical polarization. A study is also conducted on a bi-anisotropic slab, showing that anisotropic chirality is required in the metamaterial structure in order to achieve circular or elliptical emissivity polarization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3872-3884
Number of pages13
JournalOptics Express
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 11 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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