A wavelength-selective multilayer absorber for heat signature control
Engineering the thermal radiation using wavelength-selective thermal emitters is of great importance in the field of thermophotovoltaics, radiative cooling, and heat signature control. In this paper, a wavelength-selective Vanadium/Germanium (V/Ge) multilayer absorber is demonstrated. The proposed design realizes a perfect absorption at the resonance wavelength of 5870 nm, placed within the nonatmospheric window (5-8 μ m) while maintaining low absorptivity within the atmospheric windows. It is verified that the proposed emitter represents angle insensitive feature for oblique incidence up to 60° for both transverse magnetic (TM) and transverse electric (TE) polarizations.