Enhancement of radiation with irregular wire media

Sergei Yu. Kosulnikov*, Mohammad S. Mirmoosa, Dmytro A. Vovchuk, Sergei A. Tretyakov, Stanislav B. Glybovski, Konstantin Simovski

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In this paper, we show that broadband enhancement of radiation from subwavelength sources can be achieved by using a new type of metamaterials - irregular random wire media (IRWM). In contrast to samples of aligned metal wires, which give a narrowband enhancement at Fabry-Perot resonances, here, the broadband enhancement is achieved due to the internal structure of the sample. Next, in contrast to lenses and hyperlenses, the proposed structure offers this enhancement without enlargement of the radiating aperture.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7562351
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number99
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • gain control
  • Periodic structures
  • radiation effects


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