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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 16 — Jul. 30, 2012
  • pp: 17545–17551

Planar metamaterial based on hybridization for directive emission

Abdelwaheb Ourir, Redha Abdeddaim, and Julien de Rosny  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 16, pp. 17545-17551 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.017545


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Abstract

We present the first experimental demonstration of a high-directivity using a mu and epsilon near zero (MENZ) metamaterial. We use the hybridization principles to design a planar MENZ structure based on the fishnet unit cell. Resonant mode engineering achieves an effective permittivity and permeability that approaches zeros around 10.5 GHz simultaneously. We use this metamaterial as a superstrate of a microstrip patch antenna. We show that the directivity of the antenna is effectively enhanced compared to that of the patch antenna alone at the desired frequency.

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OCIS Codes
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(310.6845) Thin films : Thin film devices and applications

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: May 9, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 18, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 3, 2012
Published: July 18, 2012

Citation
Abdelwaheb Ourir, Redha Abdeddaim, and Julien de Rosny, "Planar metamaterial based on hybridization for directive emission," Opt. Express 20, 17545-17551 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-16-17545


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