An efficient broadband metamaterial wave retarder.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Metamaterials with anisotropic electromagnetic properties have the capability to manipulate the polarization states of electromagnetic waves. We describe a method to design a broadband, low-loss wave retarder with graded constitutive parameter distributions based on non-resonant metamaterial elements. A structured metamaterial half-wave retarder that converts one linear polarization to its cross polarization is designed and its performance is characterized experimentally.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chin, JY; Gollub, JN; Mock, JJ; Liu, R; Harrison, C; Smith, DR; Cui, TJ

Published Date

  • April 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 7640 - 7647

PubMed ID

  • 19399142

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1094-4087

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1094-4087

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/oe.17.007640


  • eng