Novel silicon bipodal cylinders with controlled resonances and their use as beam steering metasurfaces
Electronics & Communications Engineering Department
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Metasurfaces have paved the way for high performance wavefront shaping and beam steering applications. Phase-gradient metasurfaces (PGM) are of high importance owing to the powerful and relatively systematic tool they offer for manipulating electromagnetic wave fronts and achieving various functionalities. Herein, we numerically present a novel unit cell known as bipodal cylinders (BPC), made of Silicon (Si) and placed on a Silicon dioxide (SiO) substrate to be compatible with CMOS fabrication techniques and to avoid field leakage into a high index substrate. Owing to its geometrical structure, the BPC structure provides a promising unit cell for electromagnetic wave manipulation. We show that BPC offers a way to shift the electric dipole mode to a frequency higher than that of the magnetic dipole mode. We investigate the effect of varying different geometrical parameters on the performance of such unit cell. Building on that, a metasurface is then presented that can achieve efficient electromagnetic beam steering with high transmission of 0.84 and steering angle of 15.2°; with very good agreement with the theoretically predicted angle covering the whole phase range from 0 to 2[Formula: see text].
Fawzy, S. M.
Mahmoud, A. M.
Ismail, Y. I.
Allam, N. K.
(2021). Novel silicon bipodal cylinders with controlled resonances and their use as beam steering metasurfaces. Scientific reports, 11(1), 13635–13635.
Fawzy, Samar, et al.
"Novel silicon bipodal cylinders with controlled resonances and their use as beam steering metasurfaces." Scientific reports, vol. 11,no. 1, 2021, pp. 13635–13635.