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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 16 — Aug. 12, 2013
  • pp: 19082–19090

A Broadband and omnidirectional electromagnetic wave concentrator with gradient woodpile structure

Ming Yin, Xiao Yong Tian, Ling Ling Wu, and Di Chen Li  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 16, pp. 19082-19090 (2013)

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We present the first realized three-dimensional (3D) practical implementation of the so called “optical black hole” in microwave frequencies, an electromagnetic (EM) concentrator. The 3D EM wave concentrator was designed with non-resonant gradient index (GRIN) 3D woodpile photonic crystals (PCs) structure in metamaterial regime, and fabricated by Stereolithography (SL) process. Omnidirectional EM wave capture and absorbing ability of the device in a broad bandwidth (12GHz-15GHz) were validated by full-wave simulation and experiments. Such devices may have applications in microwave energy harvesting and radiation detector.

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OCIS Codes
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals

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Original Manuscript: June 18, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 25, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 25, 2013
Published: August 2, 2013

Ming Yin, Xiao Yong Tian, Ling Ling Wu, and Di Chen Li, "A Broadband and omnidirectional electromagnetic wave concentrator with gradient woodpile structure," Opt. Express 21, 19082-19090 (2013)

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