Planar metamaterial guiding from the perspective of geometrically induced surface plasmons

Miguel Navarro-Cia, S. Agrafiotis, M. Beruete, F. Falcone, M. Sorolla, S. A. Maier

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Abstract

Engineering concepts such as input impedance of a transmission line and equivalent circuit models are shown to be simple, yet effective tools to design surface waves-like plasmons for planar guiding with subwavelength confinement. Moreover, these well-known concepts allow merging together plasmonics and metamaterials under an engineering perspective, which may bring a wide range of possibilities to alleviate limitations of each field. As a proof of principle, classical geometrically induced surface plasmons have been analysed from this prism and correlated to their dispersion diagrams. Finally, a complementary split-ring resonantors-based configuration has been proposed leading to energy in- and out-of-plane confinement improved with respect to classical proposals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuCAP 2010 - The 4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2010 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 12 Apr 201016 Apr 2010

Conference

Conference4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2010
Country/TerritorySpain
CityBarcelona
Period12/04/1016/04/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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