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Title: Intelligent Metasurfaces with Continuously Tunable Local Surface Impedance for Multiple Reconfigurable Functions

Abstract

Electromagnetic metasurfaces can be characterized as intelligent if they are able to perform multiple tunable functions, with the desired response being controlled by a computer influencing the individual electromagnetic properties of each metasurface inclusion. Here, we present an example of an intelligent metasurface that operates in the reflection mode in the microwave frequency range. We numerically show that, without changing the main body of the metasurface, we can achieve tunable perfect absorption and tunable anomalous reflection. The tunability features can be implemented using mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs), which can independently vary both the resistance and reactance, offering complete local control over the complex surface impedance. The ICs are embedded in the unit cells by connecting two metal patches over a thin grounded substrate and the reflection property of the intelligent metasurface can be readily controlled by a computer. Our intelligent metasurface can have a critical influence on future space-time modulated metasurfaces and a multitude of applications, such as beam steering, energy harvesting, and communications.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [2];  [1];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [1]
  1. Aalto Univ., Otaniemi (Finland)
  2. Foundation for Research & Technology- Hellas (FORTH), Crete (Greece)
  3. Foundation for Research & Technology- Hellas (FORTH), Crete (Greece); Aristotle Univ., Thessaloniki (Greece)
  4. Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (United States)
  5. Foundation for Research & Technology- Hellas (FORTH), Crete (Greece); Univ. of Crete (Greece)
  6. Foundation for Research & Technology- Hellas (FORTH), Crete (Greece); Ames Lab. and Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ames Laboratory (AMES), Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Materials Sciences & Engineering Division; USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1526290
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1505879
Report Number(s):
IS-J-9928
Journal ID: ISSN 2331-7019; PRAHB2
Grant/Contract Number:  
736876; 320081; AC02-07CH11358; AC02- 07CH11358
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Applied
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 11; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 2331-7019
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Liu, Fu, Tsilipakos, Odysseas, Pitilakis, Alexandros, Tasolamprou, Anna C., Mirmoosa, Mohammad Sajjad, Kantartzis, Nikolaos V., Kwon, Do-Hoon, Kafesaki, Maria, Soukoulis, Costas M., and Tretyakov, Sergei A. Intelligent Metasurfaces with Continuously Tunable Local Surface Impedance for Multiple Reconfigurable Functions. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevApplied.11.044024.
Liu, Fu, Tsilipakos, Odysseas, Pitilakis, Alexandros, Tasolamprou, Anna C., Mirmoosa, Mohammad Sajjad, Kantartzis, Nikolaos V., Kwon, Do-Hoon, Kafesaki, Maria, Soukoulis, Costas M., & Tretyakov, Sergei A. Intelligent Metasurfaces with Continuously Tunable Local Surface Impedance for Multiple Reconfigurable Functions. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevApplied.11.044024.
Liu, Fu, Tsilipakos, Odysseas, Pitilakis, Alexandros, Tasolamprou, Anna C., Mirmoosa, Mohammad Sajjad, Kantartzis, Nikolaos V., Kwon, Do-Hoon, Kafesaki, Maria, Soukoulis, Costas M., and Tretyakov, Sergei A. Tue . "Intelligent Metasurfaces with Continuously Tunable Local Surface Impedance for Multiple Reconfigurable Functions". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevApplied.11.044024. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1526290.
@article{osti_1526290,
title = {Intelligent Metasurfaces with Continuously Tunable Local Surface Impedance for Multiple Reconfigurable Functions},
author = {Liu, Fu and Tsilipakos, Odysseas and Pitilakis, Alexandros and Tasolamprou, Anna C. and Mirmoosa, Mohammad Sajjad and Kantartzis, Nikolaos V. and Kwon, Do-Hoon and Kafesaki, Maria and Soukoulis, Costas M. and Tretyakov, Sergei A.},
abstractNote = {Electromagnetic metasurfaces can be characterized as intelligent if they are able to perform multiple tunable functions, with the desired response being controlled by a computer influencing the individual electromagnetic properties of each metasurface inclusion. Here, we present an example of an intelligent metasurface that operates in the reflection mode in the microwave frequency range. We numerically show that, without changing the main body of the metasurface, we can achieve tunable perfect absorption and tunable anomalous reflection. The tunability features can be implemented using mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs), which can independently vary both the resistance and reactance, offering complete local control over the complex surface impedance. The ICs are embedded in the unit cells by connecting two metal patches over a thin grounded substrate and the reflection property of the intelligent metasurface can be readily controlled by a computer. Our intelligent metasurface can have a critical influence on future space-time modulated metasurfaces and a multitude of applications, such as beam steering, energy harvesting, and communications.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevApplied.11.044024},
journal = {Physical Review Applied},
issn = {2331-7019},
number = 4,
volume = 11,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {4}
}

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