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A broadband ultrathin metamaterial absorber using tilted parallel strips
Author(s): Farzad Ahmadi; Nathan Ida
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Paper Abstract

A polarization insensitive metamaterial absorber is proposed consisting of a dielectric layer sandwiched between two tilted parallel metallic strips and a ground plane. First, a new analytical model is introduced to predict the resonance frequency for square, rectangular and wire geometries which shows less relative errors in comparison with previously proposed models. Then, ultra wide bandwidth absorption covering the entire x-band and Ku-band restricting a 10-dB absorption bandwidth is achieved with a relative material thickness λ0/10 and a relative FWHM absorption bandwidth of 90% for normal incidence angle. The model also shows good absorption coefficients for oblique incident angles for both s- and p-polarizations. Three different resonance modes are observed, which led to such broadband absorption. Each resonance mode is investigated to determine its dependence on the scatterers and unit cell dimensions, which can help one to design a multiple band absorber. The electromagnetic field distributions of the scatterers are studied to explain the absorber mechanism. The results are compared to previous works showing remarkable improvement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 February 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10103, Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications X, 101031V (24 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2254479
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Farzad Ahmadi, The Univ. of Akron (United States)
Nathan Ida, The Univ. of Akron (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10103:
Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications X
Laurence P. Sadwick; Tianxin Yang, Editor(s)

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