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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 9 — May. 6, 2013
  • pp: 10739–10745

Highly efficient beam steering with a transparent metasurface

Zeyong Wei, Yang Cao, Xiaopeng Su, Zhijie Gong, Yang Long, and Hongqiang Li  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 9, pp. 10739-10745 (2013)

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We propose an ultra-thin planar metasurface with phase discontinuities for highly efficient beam steering. The effect benefits from the broadband transparency and flexible phase modulation of stacked metal/dielectric multi-layers that is perforated with coaxial annular apertures. Proof-of-principle experiments verify that an efficiency of 65% and a deflection angle of 18 o at 10GHz are achieved for the transmitted beam, which are also in good agreement with the finite-difference-method-in-time-domain (FDTD) simulations. The scheme shall be general for the design of beam-steering transmitters in all frequencies.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

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Original Manuscript: February 25, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 28, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 28, 2013
Published: April 25, 2013

Zeyong Wei, Yang Cao, Xiaopeng Su, Zhijie Gong, Yang Long, and Hongqiang Li, "Highly efficient beam steering with a transparent metasurface," Opt. Express 21, 10739-10745 (2013)

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