Publications [#319565] of David R. Smith

Papers Published
  1. Driscoll, T; Basov, DN; Starr, AF; Rye, PM; Nemat-Nasser, S; Schurig, D; Smith, DR, Free-space microwave focusing by a negative-index gradient lens, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 88 no. 8 (2006) [doi] .

    Metamaterial structures designed to have simultaneously negative permittivity and permeability are known as left-handed materials. Their complexity and our understanding of their properties have advanced rapidly to the point where direct applications are now viable. We present a radial gradient-index lens with an index of refraction ranging from -2.67 (edge) to -0.97 (center). Experimentally, we find that the lens can produce field intensities at the focus that are greater than that of the incident plane wave. These results are obtained at 10.3 GHz and in excellent agreement with full-wave simulations. We also demonstrate an advanced fabrication technique using conventional printed circuit board technology which offers significant design, mechanical, and cost advantages over other microwave lens constructions. © 2006 American Institute of Physics.