Spectral Control of Thermal Radiation by Metallic Surface Relief Gratings

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The microcavity effect of two-dimensional W surface-relief gratings has been investigated by means of the finite-difference time-domain simulation. The peak structure of the spectral emissivity of W gratings with a number of microcavities is in good agreement with the spectral features of a single microcavity. This result shows that the emissivity enhancement by W gratings with microcavities is mainly attributable to the microcavity effect that arises from each microcavity. It is that the spectral emissivity can be controlled by a combination of several microcavities with different parameters, and that not only a rectangular but a cylindrical microcavity also shows the microcavity effect according to its cavity modes.

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Sai, H., Kanamori, Y., Watanabe, K. et al. Spectral Control of Thermal Radiation by Metallic Surface Relief Gratings. MRS Online Proceedings Library 1162, 301 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-1162-J03-01

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