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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 4 — Feb. 13, 2012
  • pp: 4675–4680

Broadband metamaterial absorber based on coupling resistive frequency selective surface

LiangKui Sun, HaiFeng Cheng, YongJiang Zhou, and Jun Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 4675-4680 (2012)

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We report the design, fabrication, and measurement of a broadband metamaterial absorber, which consists of lossy frequency selective surface (FSS) and a metallic ground plane separated by a dielectric layer. The compact single unit cell of the FSS contains crisscross and fractal square patch which couple with each other. Both qualitative analysis by equivalent circuit and accurate numeric calculation show that the coupling between the crisscross and the fractal square patch can enhance the bandwidth with the reflectivity below −10dB in the frequency range of 2-18GHz by producing a third absorption null. In the end, the designed absorber was realized by experiment.

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OCIS Codes
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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Original Manuscript: December 16, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 31, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 3, 2012
Published: February 9, 2012

LiangKui Sun, HaiFeng Cheng, YongJiang Zhou, and Jun Wang, "Broadband metamaterial absorber based on coupling resistive frequency selective surface," Opt. Express 20, 4675-4680 (2012)

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