Controlling Reflection and Transmission with a Single Layer

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Controlling the electromagnetic response of general structures is one of the most ambitious purposes, containing numerous different objectives that can be utilized in implementing various optical components and electronic equipment. In this paper, the simplest configuration of a single isotropic layer is considered, which is excited by a normally incident plane wave. We introduce the "controllability planea" whose axes measure the magnitudes of the reflection and transmission coefficients. A metric expressing how many combinations of electromagnetic responses can be achieved by the device when sweeping the utilized material is also defined. The mapping from the plane of the complex dielectric constant to the controllability plane is investigated, and the variation of the aforementioned metric is represented.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7089226
Pages (from-to)318-323
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Conformal mapping
  • controllability
  • electromagnetic devices
  • electromagnetic reflection
  • propagation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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