Functional metasurfaces: Do we need normal polarizations?

Sergei Tretyakov, Do-Hoon Kwon, Mohammad Albooyeh, Filippo Capolino

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We consider reciprocal metasurfaces with engineered reflection and transmission coefficients and study the role of normal (with respect to the metasurface plane) electric and magnetic polarizations on the possibilities to shape the reflection and transmission responses. We demonstrate in general and on a representative example that the presence of normal components of the polarization vectors does not add extra degrees of freedom in engineering the reflection and transmission characteristics of metasurfaces. Furthermore, we discuss advantages and disadvantages of equivalent volumetric and fully planar realizations of the same properties of functional metasurfaces.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 XXXIInd General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI GASS)
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-825987-0-4
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Union of Radio Science General Assembly and Scientific Symposium - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 19 Aug 201726 Aug 2017
Conference number: 32


ConferenceInternational Union of Radio Science General Assembly and Scientific Symposium
Abbreviated titleURSI GASS
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