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Stacked complementary metasurfaces for ultraslow microwave metamaterials

Navarro-Cía, M; Aznabet, M; Beruete, M; Falcone, F; El Mrabet, O; Sorolla, M; Essaaidi, M; (2010) Stacked complementary metasurfaces for ultraslow microwave metamaterials. Applied Physics Letters , 96 (16) 10.1063/1.3413958.

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We have experimentally realized at microwaves a dual-band ultraslow regime by constructing a metamaterial based upon the alternative stack of conventional- and complementary-split-ring-resonators-surfaces. The group delay reaches values larger than two orders of magnitude than those obtained when the electromagnetic wave propagates the same thickness in free-space. The ultraslow waves have been initially predicted by a numerical eigenmode analysis and finite-integration frequency domain simulations. Such ultraslow modes can be integrated into free-space technology for spatial delay lines, and traveling wave amplifier as well as sensors due to the enhanced interaction between different beams or radiation and matter. © 2010 American Institute of Physics.

Type: Article
Title: Stacked complementary metasurfaces for ultraslow microwave metamaterials
DOI: 10.1063/1.3413958
UCL classification: UCL > School of BEAMS
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1344989
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