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Chin. Phys. B, 2016, Vol. 25(7): 078105    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/25/7/078105

Polarization-insensitive unidirectional spoof surface plasmon polaritons coupling by gradient metasurface

Hong-yu Shi(施宏宇)1, An-xue Zhang(张安学)1,2, Jian-zhong Chen(陈建忠)1, Jia-fu Wang(王甲富)3, Song Xia(夏颂)4, Zhuo Xu(徐卓)4
1 School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, China;
2 Beijing Center for Mathematics and Information Interdisciplinary Science (BCMIIS), Beijing 100048, China;
3 College of Science, Air Force Engineering University, Xi’an 710051, China;
4 Electronic Materials Research Laboratory, Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, China
Abstract  A polarization-insensitive unidirectional spoof surface plasmon polariton (SPP) coupler mediated by a gradient metasurface is proposed. The field distributions and average Poynting vector of the coupled spoof SPPs are analyzed. The simulated and experimental results support the theoretical analysis and indicate that the designed gradient metasurface can couple both the parallel-polarized and normally-polarized incident waves to the spoof SPPs propagating in the same direction at about 5 GHz.
Keywords:  spoof surface plasmon polariton      metamaterials      gradient metasurfaces  
Received:  25 January 2016      Revised:  04 March 2016      Published:  05 July 2016
PACS:  81.05.Xj (Metamaterials for chiral, bianisotropic and other complex media)  
Fund: Project supported by the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (Grant No. 2015M580849) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 61471292, 61501365, 61471388, 61331005, 41404095, and 41390454).
Corresponding Authors:  An-xue Zhang     E-mail:

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Hong-yu Shi(施宏宇), An-xue Zhang(张安学), Jian-zhong Chen(陈建忠), Jia-fu Wang(王甲富), Song Xia(夏颂), Zhuo Xu(徐卓) Polarization-insensitive unidirectional spoof surface plasmon polaritons coupling by gradient metasurface 2016 Chin. Phys. B 25 078105

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