Enhanced directed emission from metamaterial based radiation source
Applied Physics Letters
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The enhanced directed emission from a metasurface which is illuminated at its resonance frequency by a dipole source is experimentally demonstrated. The metasurface consists of two cutwire layers and a continuous wire layer in between, which exhibits strong magnetic dipole resonance under excitation normal to the plane. The scanned near-field patterns show the confinement of the field in the presence of metasurface, which, in turn, provides an enhanced and directional radiation in the far field. The far-field patterns are obtained by direct measurement and by a far-field transformation of the scanned near field, which are found to be in good agreement.