Zoned Fishnet Lens Antenna with Reference Phase for Side-Lobe Reduction

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  • V. Pacheco-Pena
  • B. Orazbayev
  • I. V. Minin
  • O. V. Minin
  • M. Beruete

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  • Universidad Pública de Navarra
  • Siberian State Institute of Metrology


Reduction of first side-lobe level (SLL) and nulls in artificial fishnet metalenses is accomplished here by applying the reference phase concept along with the zoning technique. Higher focusing efficiency is achieved for a specific reference phase when comparing numerically and experimentally four different designs. For such best design, an improvement of the first SLL (∼ 2.4 dB), first null (∼ 13 dB), and gain (∼ 77 dB) is achieved experimentally compared to the design without reference phase.


Original languageEnglish
Article number7106461
Pages (from-to)3710-3714
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2015


  • fishnet metamaterial, Fresnel zoning, lens antennas, millimeter-waves, Zoned lenses