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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 20 — Oct. 7, 2013
  • pp: 24163–24170

Conformal metamaterial absorber for curved surface

Youngsoo Jang, Minyeong Yoo, and Sungjoon Lim  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 20, pp. 24163-24170 (2013)

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In this paper, three different unit cells are designed on the basis split-ring-cross resonators, and each unit cell has an absorption rate greater than 90% at incident angles of 0°, 30°, and 45°, respectively. They are non-periodically placed in three different zones on the curved surface. Therefore, the proposed conformal metamaterial absorber can achieve a high absorption rate. The performance of the proposed absorber is compared with that of a metallic curved surface and a conformal metamaterial absorber with the same unit cells.

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OCIS Codes
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

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Original Manuscript: July 10, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 24, 2013
Published: October 2, 2013

Youngsoo Jang, Minyeong Yoo, and Sungjoon Lim, "Conformal metamaterial absorber for curved surface," Opt. Express 21, 24163-24170 (2013)

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