A Multispectral Single-Layer Frequency Selective Surface Absorber for Infrared and Millimeter Wave Selective Bi-Stealth

Hyeon Bo Shim, Kiwook Han, Jookwon Song, Jae W. Hahn

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The multispectral electromagnetic (EM) absorber based on the frequency selective surface (FSS) has been applied with interest in the field of stealth technology due to its ability to avoid detectors or guided weapons at multiple wavelengths simultaneously. The multispectral absorption performance is generally accomplished by stacking different types of FSS absorbers in multiple layers. Herein, a thin and flexible multispectral single-layer FSS (MSLF) absorber is presented using a micro-holed, macroscale FSS combined with an infrared (IR) absorbing ground. The FSSs are simplified to MSLF by changing the absorbing layered microstructure to a transmitting microstructure. Dual-band millimeter waves (MMWs) are absorbed by the macroscale resonance cavity, while the target IR waves are absorbed by the IR absorbing ground after penetrating the micro-hole array pattern. Thermal emission is reduced significantly due to its low emissivity at IR bands other than the target IR. It is confirmed analytically and experimentally that patterns of various sizes do not exhibit functional crosstalk. The demonstrated multispectral absorption and low thermal emission make this a very promising material for IR−MMW selective bi-stealth. Furthermore, the proposed structure can be applied to existing macroscale patterns in order to increase their applicability by providing additional selectivity without any functional interference.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2102107
JournalAdvanced Optical Materials
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Mar 18

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
H.B.S., K.H., and J.S. contributed equally to this work. This work was mainly supported by a National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Ministry of Science and ICT under project no. NRF‐2020M3F6A1081011‐1711119179. Also, this work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) (2015R1A5A1037668).

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© 2022 The Authors. Advanced Optical Materials published by Wiley-VCH GmbH

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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