Transmission spectrum of asymmetric nanostructures for plasmonic space propulsion

Jaykob N. Maser, Ling Li, Huixu Deng, Xiaodong Yang, Joshua L. Rovey

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Abstract

The first fabrication and optical characterization of asymmetric nanostructures for plasmonic space propulsion was achieved. The resonant wavelengths between experimental results and numerical simulations were in agreement with an error of 2.6%. This accomplishment improved the feasibility of using a micropropulsion device that operates solely off of visible solar irradiation. Finally, we see that the transmittance spectra of the numerical simulation and the experimental characterization agree in shape over the entire spectrum, even offresonance, in spite of the large difference in transmittance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)998-1000
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Spacecraft and Rockets
Volume53
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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