Synthesis of multi-band reflective polarizing metasurfaces using a generative adversarial network

Parinaz Naseri, George Goussetis, Nelson J. G. Fonseca, Sean V. Hum

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Abstract

Electromagnetic linear-to-circular polarization converters with wide- and multi-band capabilities can simplify antenna systems where circular polarization is required. Multi-band solutions are attractive in satellite communication systems, which commonly have the additional requirement that the sense of polarization is reversed between adjacent bands. However, the design of these structures using conventional ad hoc methods relies heavily on empirical methods. Here, we employ a data-driven approach integrated with a generative adversarial network to explore the design space of the polarizer meta-atom thoroughly. Dual-band and triple-band reflective polarizers with stable performance over incident angles up to and including 30°, corresponding to typical reflector antenna system requirements, are synthesized using the proposed method. The feasibility and performance of the designed polarizer is validated through measurements of a fabricated prototype.

Original languageEnglish
Article number17006
JournalScientific Reports
Volume12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2022

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