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Synthesis of electromagnetic metasurfaces: principles and illustrations

Karim Achouri, Bakthiar Ali Khan, Shulabh Gupta, Guillaume Lavigne, Mohamed Ahmed Salem and Christophe Caloz

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Cite this document: Achouri, K., Khan, B. A., Gupta, S., Lavigne, G., Salem, M. A. & Caloz, C. (2016). Synthesis of electromagnetic metasurfaces: principles and illustrations. EPJ Applied Metamaterials, 2. doi:10.1051/epjam/2015016
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The paper presents partial overview of the mathematical synthesis and the physical realization of metasurfaces, and related illustrative examples. The synthesis consists in determining the exact tensorial surface susceptibility functions of the metasurface, based on generalized sheet transition conditions, while the realization deals with both metallic and dielectric scattering particle structures. The examples demonstrate the capabilities of the synthesis and realization techniques, thereby showing the plethora of possible metasurface field transmission and subsequent applications. The first example is the design of two diffraction engineering birefringent metasurfaces performing polarization beam splitting and orbital angular momentum multiplexing, respectively. Next, we discuss the concept of the electromagnetic remotely controlled metasurface spatial processor, which is an electromagnetic linear switch based on destructive interferences. Then, we introduce a non-reciprocal non-gyrotropic metasurface using a pick-up circuit radiator (PCR) architecture. Finally, the implementation of all-dielectric metasurfaces for frequency dispersion engineering is discussed.

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Metasurface synthesis, Birefringence, Refraction, Orbital angular momentum, Frequency dispersion engineering, Metamaterial switch, Non-reciprocal metadevice

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Subjects: 2500 Génie électrique et électronique > 2500 Génie électrique et électronique
Department: Département de génie électrique
Research Center: Non applicable
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2021 11:50
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2021 17:22
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/4823/
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Journal Title: EPJ Applied Metamaterials (vol. 2)
Publisher: EDP Sciences
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1051/epjam/2015016


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