Modeling and design for electromagnetic surface wave devices

Luigi La Spada, Sajad Haq, Yang Hao

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A great deal of interest has reemerged recently in the study of surface waves. The possibility to control and manipulate electromagnetic wave propagations at will opens many new research areas and leads to lots of novel applications in engineering. In this paper, we will present a comprehensive modeling and design approach for surface wave cloaks, based on graded-refractive-index materials and the theory of transformation optics. It can be also applied to any other forms of surface wave manipulation, in terms of amplitude and phase. In this paper, we will present a general method to illustrate how this can be achieved from modeling to the final design. The proposed approach is validated to be versatile and allows ease in manufacturing, thereby demonstrating great potential for practical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1049-1057
Number of pages9
JournalRadio Science
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2017
Externally publishedYes

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  • boundary value problem
  • cloaking devices
  • modeling and design
  • surface wave manipulation
  • transformation optics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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