Design of metasurface polarization converter from linearly polarized signal to circularly polarized signal

Akgol O., Unal E., Altintas O., Karaaslan M., KARADAĞ F. , Sabah C.

OPTIK, cilt.161, ss.12-19, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


In this study, we both numerically and experimentally present a metasurface (MS) polarization converter to transform linearly polarized signal into circularly polarized one. The unit cell consists of two rectangular metallic patches placed at the crossed corners of rectangularly arranged inclusions. The results of a full-wave Electromagnetic (EM) simulator are compared to those of free space measurement using two horn antenna at microwave frequency regime. For a linearly polarized antenna, the s-parameters are obtained for both co-polarized and cross-polarized responses. The polarization quality referred to as axial ratio (AR) is expressed by the ratio of these two responses. It is found that, strong polarization conversion activity is obtained with the proposed MS at the frequency of about 3 GHz. As a result, we can generate polarization converter with a wide bandwidth, of interest for microwave filtering, coating, and especially polarization conversion devices. (C) 2018 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.