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Electrically tunable radiative cooling performance of a photonic structure with thermal infrared applications

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posted on 2023-04-25, 16:00 authored by Ataollah Kalantari Osgouei, Hasan Kocer, Halil Isik, Yilmaz Durna, Amir Ghobadi, Ekmel Ozbay
Thermal infrared (IR) radiation has attracted considerable attention due to its applications ranging from radiative cooling to thermal management. In this paper, we design a multi-band graphene-based metamaterial absorber compatible with infrared applications and radiative cooling performance. The proposed structure consists of the single-sized metal-insulator-metal (MIM) grating deposited on metal/insulator substrate and single-layer graphene. The system realizes a broadband perfect absorption ranging from 940 nm to 1498 nm and a narrowband perfect absorption at the resonance wavelength of 5800 nm. Meanwhile, the absorptivity of the structure is suppressed within the mid-wave infrared (MWIR) and long-wave infrared (LWIR) ranges. Furthermore, to demonstrate the tunability of the structure, an external voltage gate is applied to the single-layer graphene. It is shown that, by varying the chemical potential of graphene layer from 0 eV to 1 eV , the absorption resonances at the mid-infrared (MIR) range can shift toward the shorter wavelengths. It is also observed that the structure can possess an average net cooling power over 18 at the ambient temperature, when is varied from 0 eV to 1 eV. Finally, we investigate the overall performances of the structure as a function of temperature to realize thermal infrared applications.



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