Coupled split-ring resonator circular polarization selective surface

Wenxing Tang, George Goussetis*, Nelson J. G. Fonseca, Hervé Legay, Elena Sáenz, Peter de Maagt

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A novel class of circular polarization selective surfaces (CPSSs) consisting of a pair of planar split-ring resonator arrays is proposed. A significant advantage of the proposed structure over existing designs is its manufacturing simplicity compatible with standard printed technology processes. Its operating principle is reviewed alongside that of the Pierrot cell and in light of the linear polarization reflection and transmission characteristics of CPSSs. Guidelines for the initial design of the proposed CPSS concept are thus derived. Further design considerations and tradeoffs are also discussed. The validity of the concept is confirmed by means of a design example entailing a right-hand CPSS at 20 GHz. Full-wave simulation results and experimental testing on a fabricated prototype are presented and agree well with the theoretical predictions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4664 - 4675
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number9
Early online date13 Jul 2017
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2017


  • Circular polarization selective surface (CPSS)
  • Frequency-selective surface (FSS)
  • Multibeam antennas
  • Pierrot cell
  • Split-ring resonator (SRR)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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