Numerical study of metamaterial absorber and extending absorbance bandwidth based on multi-square patches
Department of Electronic Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430074, P.R. China
2 College of Physics and Electronic Engineering, Xinyang Normal University, Xinyang, 464000, P.R. China
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Revised: 30 April 2011
Published online: 15 June 2011
A simple design of metamaterial absorber (MA) was proposed based on a periodic array of metal patch at microwave frequencies. Our design could exhibit absorption of 99.9% confirmed by numerical simulation. Such high narrowband absorption which mainly based on strong electric and magnetic resonances overlapping in a certain frequency range and perfect impedance-matched (z = 1) to the free space. Numerical simulations demonstrate that the MA could achieve very high absorptivity at wide angles of incidence for both transverse electric (TE) wave and transverse magnetic (TM) wave. The absorption band of our device is effectively extended by patterning multi-square patches of different dimension elements with appropriate geometrical parameters in a co-planar. Finally, the composite MA is only 0.4 mm thick, with a maximum absorption of 99.8% at 15.8 GHz, and a full width at half maximum (FWHM) bandwidth of 2 GHz by numerical simulation, which may have potential applications in the detection of explosives and stealth.
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