We introduce general principles for achieving maximal violation of detailed balance in thermal radiation. We validate these principles by direct numerical calculations, based on fluctuational electrodynamics, on thermal emitters constructed from magneto-optical photonic crystals. Such a capability to maximally violate the detailed balance provides different opportunities for the design of thermal absorbers and emitters.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2014|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics