Tailoring reflections from thin composite metamirrors

Younes Ra'Di, Viktar S. Asadchy, Sergei A. Tretyakov

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We propose an effective route to fully control the phase of plane waves reflected from electrically (optically) thin composite sheets. This becomes possible using engineered artificial full-reflection layers (metamirrors) formed by arrays of electrically small resonant bi-anisotropic particles. In this scenario, fully reflecting mirrors do not contain any continuous ground plane, but only arrays of small particles. Bi-anisotropic omega coupling is required to get asymmetric response in reflection phase for plane waves incident from the opposite sides of the composite mirror. It is shown that with this concept one can independently tailor the phase of electromagnetic waves reflected from both sides of the mirror array.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6805160
Pages (from-to)3749-3760
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Bi-anisotropic particle
  • high-impedance surface
  • magnetic conductor
  • reflectarray
  • reflection
  • resonance
  • transmission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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