Controlling Reflection and Transmission with a Single Layer

Constantinos A. Valagiannopoulos*

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    Controlling the electromagnetic response of general structures is one of the most ambitious purposes, containing numerous different objectives that can be utilized in implementing various optical components and electronic equipment. In this paper, the simplest configuration of a single isotropic layer is considered, which is excited by a normally incident plane wave. We introduce the "controllability planea" whose axes measure the magnitudes of the reflection and transmission coefficients. A metric expressing how many combinations of electromagnetic responses can be achieved by the device when sweeping the utilized material is also defined. The mapping from the plane of the complex dielectric constant to the controllability plane is investigated, and the variation of the aforementioned metric is represented.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number7089226
    Pages (from-to)318-323
    Number of pages6
    JournalIEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2015
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • Conformal mapping
    • controllability
    • electromagnetic devices
    • electromagnetic reflection
    • propagation


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