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Rapid prototyping of frequency selective surfaces by laser direct-write
Author(s): Scott A. Mathews; Mark Mirotznik; Brandon L. Good; Alberto Piqué
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Paper Abstract

In this work we describe the use of laser direct-write for the rapid prototyping of frequency selective surfaces. Frequency selective surfaces are generally described by a periodic array of conducting or dielectric features (i.e. crosses, loops, grids, etc.) that when properly designed can pass or reject specific frequency bands of incoming electromagnetic radiation. While simple frequency selective surfaces are relatively straight forward to design and fabricate, operational demands, particularly military, have motivated the design and fabrication of much more complicated patterns. These new designs combine features of significantly different length scales, randomly dithered patterns and combinations of passive and active elements. We will demonstrate how laser direct-write is an ideal tool for the rapid prototyping of these new more complicated frequency selective surface designs. We will present experimental results for devices fabricated using several different laser direct-write processes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2007
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 6458, Photon Processing in Microelectronics and Photonics VI, 64580R (13 March 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.705957
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Scott A. Mathews, The Catholic Univ. of America (United States)
Mark Mirotznik, The Catholic Univ. of America (United States)
Brandon L. Good, The Catholic Univ. of America (United States)
Alberto Piqué, Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6458:
Photon Processing in Microelectronics and Photonics VI
David B. Geohegan; Craig B. Arnold; Tatsuo Okada; Frank Träger; Jan J. Dubowski; Michel Meunier; Andrew S. Holmes, Editor(s)

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