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Engineering wavefront with Huygens, Fermat, Bragg, Friedel, and Fresnel laws (presentation video)
Author(s): Zeno Gaburro
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Paper Abstract

We propose a metasurface that generalizes classical Snell and Fresnel laws, based on phase discontinuities. I provide an outlook on this structure, from different and complementary points of view, referred to classical Huygens, Fermat, Bragg, Friedel and Fresnel laws. The structure shows a generalization of the concept of crystallographic systematic absence. As a result, the Friedel law of crystals completely breaks down. A novel concept of "metacrystal" can be introduced, where systematic absences can be originated from form factors of meta-atoms, in contrast with natural absences, which are based on structure factors only. Applications will be also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 August 2014
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 9172, Nanostructured Thin Films VII, 91720E (17 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2062983
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Zeno Gaburro, Univ. degli Studi di Trento (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9172:
Nanostructured Thin Films VII
Akhlesh Lakhtakia; Tom G. Mackay; Motofumi Suzuki, Editor(s)

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