Gratings of infinite wires make, perhaps, the simplest class of metasurfaces, which, however, are utilized for a variety of different objectives in wave manipulation. Importantly, due to their analytical solvability, they can be fully optimized in a fast and direct way. In this study, a lattice of periodically corrugated cylindrical particles under oblique plane-wave excitation is considered and treated rigorously. Several cases of particle radii, distances between two consecutive cylinders, and angles of illumination are examined; as a result, very high selectivity of the metasurface response in terms of line-of-sight transmission and absorption is reported. That abrupt change in the device output becomes even more dramatic in the parametric vicinity of the emergence of new refractive orders, which makes the proposed metasurface exceptionally fitting for switching, filtering, and sensing applications.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics