Polarization angle insensitive dual-band perfect metamaterial absorber for solar cell applications

Rufangura P., Sabah C.

3rd Turkish Solar Electricity Conference and Exhibition (SolarTR), Ankara, Turkey, 27 - 29 April 2015, vol.12, pp.1241-1245 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 12
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/pssc.201510085
  • City: Ankara
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1241-1245
  • Keywords: metamaterial, absorber, polarization insensitive, dual bands, MICROWAVE
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A metamaterial absorber that effectively harvests solar energy is being proposed in this paper using a simple and high flexible structure. The proposed structure unit cell comprises of three vital layers. The ground metallic plane, an intermediate dielectric spacer while patches are wisely prepared on the top of a dielectric spacer. Geometrical parameters of the proposed metamaterial is studied in order to get insight on their impact for the absorption behaviour of the structure. The results from simulation provides two excellent absorption resonance (99.96% and 99.37%) in the visible spectrum range of electromagnetic wave. Due to the excellent symmetry of the proposed metamaterial design, its absorption coefficient is polarisation insensitive for a wide range of incident angles of electromagnetic radiations. (C) 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim