A broadband metasurface Luneburg lens for microwave surface waves
de Pineda, JD
Applied Physics Letters
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A broadband planar microwave Luneburg lens made of a three-layer metasurface with hexagonal symmetry is presented. This metasurface supports a transverse-electric mode confined to the surface that presents very low dispersion and a stable mode index across a broad frequency band. This enables the lens to operate in the range of frequencies between 8 GHz and 19 GHz. The lens was manufactured using a lithographic technique with three 25 μm copper-coated Mylar sheets. The resulting device is only 75 μm thick, flexible, and light-weight.
We acknowledge financial support from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) of the United Kingdom via the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Metamaterials (Grant No. EP/L015331/1). J.P.G. wishes to thank Flann Microwave Ltd (Bodmin, UK) for additional financial support of her studentship
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Vol. 111 (21), article 211603