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Appl. Sci. 2017, 7(6), 580; doi:10.3390/app7060580

A Polarization-Dependent Frequency-Selective Metamaterial Absorber with Multiple Absorption Peaks

Academy of Photoelectric Technology, Hefei University of Technology, Key Lab of Special Display Technology, Ministry of Education, No. 193, Tunxi Road, Hefei 230009, China
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Received: 19 April 2017 / Revised: 19 May 2017 / Accepted: 31 May 2017 / Published: 4 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Nanotechnology and Applied Nanosciences)
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Abstract

A polarization-dependent, frequency-selective metamaterial (MM) absorber based on a single-layer patterned resonant structure intended for F frequency band is proposed. The design, fabrication, and measurement for the proposed absorber are presented. The absorber’s absorption properties at resonant frequencies have unique characteristics of a single-band, dual-band, or triple-band absorption for different polarization of the incident wave. The calculated surface current distributions and power loss distribution provide further understanding of physical mechanism of resonance absorption. Moreover, a high absorption for a wide range of TE-polarized oblique incidence was achieved. Hence, the MM structure realized on a highly flexible polyimide film, makingthe absorber suitable for conformal geometry applications. The proposed absorber has great potential in the development of polarization detectors and polarizers. View Full-Text
Keywords: absorber; metamaterial; multi-band absorption; polarization-dependent absorber; metamaterial; multi-band absorption; polarization-dependent
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Deng, G.; Xia, T.; Fang, Y.; Yang, J.; Yin, Z. A Polarization-Dependent Frequency-Selective Metamaterial Absorber with Multiple Absorption Peaks. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 580.

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