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2-D Isotropic Effective Negative Refractive Index Metamaterial in Planar Technology

  • Author(s): Vallecchi, A
  • Capolino, F
  • Schuchinsky, AG
  • et al.
Abstract

We present a fully printable effective negative refractive index (NRI) metamaterial responsive to arbitrarily linearly polarized incident waves. The proposed metamaterial is composed of a periodic array of tightly coupled Jerusalem cross conductor pairs printed on the opposite sides of a dielectric substrate. Each pair supports both symmetric and antisymmetric resonance modes, whose superposition can lead to an effective NRI of the composite medium. A thorough characterization of the transmission properties of such metamaterial is performed, and conclusive evidences of the medium exhibiting effective NRI properties and impedance matching to free space are presented for a range of the structure parameters. © 2006 IEEE.

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