Flexible film broadband absorber based on diamond-graphite mixture and polyethylene

Ivanenko, Alexander A.; Tambasov, Igor A.; Pshenichnaia, Anastasia A.; Shestakov, Nikolai P. OPTICAL MATERIALS, 73 388-392; 10.1016/j.optmat.2017.08.041 NOV 2017

Flexible film broadband absorber based on diamond-graphite mixture and polyethylene was fabricated by hot pressing. The film thickness of the absorber was 90 μm. We have measured angular reflectivity, diffusional reflectivity and transmittance in the range 85–8000 cm−1 (117–1.25 μm) in order to determine the absorption. It was shown that room temperature pressing of mesh print with 250 μm step significantly reduces reflectivity of the absorber. The absorption was over 0.85 in the range 85–320 cm−1 (117–31.25 μm) and >0.98 in the range 320–8000 cm−1 (31.25–1.25 μm). We believe that the designed and manufactured absorber might become a promising material for optical devices where high broadband absorption and flexibility are required.