In this letter is decribed a spectrally selective tungsten light-emitting surface, employing submicron surface texturing produced by reactive ion etching. The average emissivity of this surface throughout the visible wavelength range of 0.3-0.7 μm is greater than 0.9 compared to ∼0.4 for ordinary tungsten. At longer infrared wavelengths, however, the emissivity of the etched surface approaches that of a smooth tungsten surface. This results in enhanced efficiency in the production of visible light.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)