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An Optically-Programmable Absorbing Metasurface

Kossifos, K. M.; Antoniades, M. A.; Georgiou, J.; Jaafar, A. H.; Kemp, N. T.


K. M. Kossifos

M. A. Antoniades

J. Georgiou

A. H. Jaafar

N. T. Kemp


Neil Kemp


A tunable metasurface absorber is presented in this work using an optically-programmable capacitor as the tuning element. The tuning element does not employ conventional semiconductor technologies to operate but rather a bases its tuning by changing the optomechanical properties of its dielectric, poly disperse red 1 acrylate (PDR1A). Doing so there are no conventional semiconductor devices in the RF signal path. The metasurface operates at a design frequency of 5.5 GHz and it achieves an optically-tuned bandwidth of 150 MHz, from 5.50 GHz to 5.65 GHz.


Kossifos, K. M., Antoniades, M. A., Georgiou, J., Jaafar, A. H., & Kemp, N. T. (2018). An Optically-Programmable Absorbing Metasurface. IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, 2018-May,

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (published)
Conference Name 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)
Start Date May 27, 2018
End Date May 30, 2018
Acceptance Date Jan 24, 2018
Online Publication Date May 4, 2018
Publication Date Apr 26, 2018
Deposit Date May 16, 2018
Publicly Available Date May 17, 2018
Print ISSN 0271-4310
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Volume 2018-May
Book Title 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Chapter Number 1
ISBN 9781538648810
Public URL
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Contract Date May 17, 2018


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