Off-axis beaming from subwavelength apertures

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Caglayan H., Bulu I., Ozbay E.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, vol.104, no.7, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 104 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.2990063
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: No


Photonic crystal waveguides and metallic subwavelength apertures are promising tools for light manipulation. It is possible to obtain enhanced directional beams by using these structures via coupling to surface waves. In addition, these apertures can be designed to steer such directional beams by introducing asymmetrical gratings on the output surface. In the present paper, we report directional yet off-axis beaming from subwavelength apertures at microwave frequencies. The full width at half maximum of the beam is 10 degrees while the beaming angle is 15 degrees. Our results show that it is possible to steer the beam by the appropriate modification of the output surface. (C) 2008 American Institute of Physics. [DOI: 10.1063/1.2990063]