Dual-polarized frequency-tunable composite left-handed slab

ERDEMLI Y. E. , Sondas A.

JOURNAL OF ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND APPLICATIONS, vol.19, no.14, pp.1907-1918, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 14
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1163/156939305775570521
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1907-1918


A dual-polarized frequency-tunable composite left-handed slab (CLS) is proposed. The CLS consists of periodic split-ring resonators (SRRs) along with thin wires. Two orthogonal SRR/wire arrays are utilized for dual-polarization purposes. Polarization-selectivity and frequency-tuning are achieved by means of on/off switches placed between the rings of the SRR. By opening all of the switches for one array and closing them for the other, the left-handed behavior can be switched on and off, respectively. Frequency-tuning performance is then achieved by turning on/off the switches in the former array. Transmission characteristics of the composite structure are predicted using a fast periodic array simulator based on the hybrid finite element-boundary integral (FE-BI) method in conjunction with the fast spectral domain algorithm (FSDA). Numerical results demonstrate dual-polarization and frequency-tuning performance of the proposed switching configuration.