Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Abstract-Full-State Controls of Terahertz Waves Using Tensor Coding Metasurfaces

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, Just Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b02789
Publication Date (Web): June 5, 2017
Copyright © 2017 American Chemical Society


Coding metasurfaces allow us to study metamaterials from a fully-digital perspective, enabling many exotic functionalities such as anomalous reflections, broadband diffusions, and polarization conversion. Here, we propose a tensor coding metasurface at terahertz frequency that could take full-state controls of electromagnetic wave in terms of its polarization state, phase and amplitude distributions, and wave-vector mode. Due to the off-diagonal elements that dominant in the reflection matrix, each coding particle could reflects the normally incident wave to its cross polarization with controllable phases, resulting in different coding digits. A 3-bit tensor coding metasurface with three coding sequences is taken as example to show its full-state controls in reflecting normally incident terahertz beam to anomalous directions with cross polarizations, and making a spatially propagating wave (PW) to surface wave (SW) conversion at the terahertz frequency. We show that the proposed PW-SW convertor based on tensor coding metasurface supports both x and y-polarized normal incidences, producing cross-polarized transverse- magnetic (TM) and transverse-electric (TE) modes of terahertz SWs, respectively.

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