Polarized thermal emission by thin metal wires

Giuseppe Bimonte*, Luca Cappellin, Giovanni Carugno, Giuseppe Ruoso, Daniela Saadeh

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In this paper, we report new measurements of the linear polarization of thermal radiation emitted by incandescent thin tungsten wires, with thicknesses ranging from 5 to 100 μm. Our data show very good agreement with theoretical predictions, based on Drude-type fits to measured optical properties of tungsten.

Original languageEnglish
Article number033014
Number of pages11
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2009


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