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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 12 — Jun. 7, 2010
  • pp: 12119–12126

Anomalous reflection from hybrid metamaterial slab

Zeyong Wei, Hongqiang Li, Chao Wu, Yang Cao, Jinzhi Ren, Zhihong Hang, Hong Chen, Daozhong Zhang, and C. T. Chan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 12, pp. 12119-12126 (2010)

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We report for the first time that an ultra-thin hybrid metamaterial slab can reflect an incident plane wave in −1st diffraction order, giving rise to anomalous reflection in a “negative” way. The functionality is derived from the hybridized surface resonant states of the slab. The retro-directive reflection is demonstrated numerically for a Gaussian beam at oblique incidence and verified experimentally at microwave frequencies.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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Original Manuscript: April 16, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 20, 2010
Published: May 24, 2010

Zeyong Wei, Hongqiang Li, Chao Wu, Yang Cao, Jinzhi Ren, Zhihong Hang, Hong Chen, Daozhong Zhang, and C. T. Chan, "Anomalous reflection from hybrid metamaterial slab," Opt. Express 18, 12119-12126 (2010)

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