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3D PRINTED LATTICES WITH SPATIALLY VARIANT SELF-COLLIMATION

By R. C. Rumpf, J. Pazos, C. R. Garcia, L. Ochoa, and R. Wicker

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Abstract:
In this work, results are given for controlling waves arbitrarily inside a new type of spatially variant lattice. To demonstrate the concept, an unguided beam was made to flow around a 90° bend without diffracting or scattering. Control of the field was achieved by spatially varying the orientation of the unit cells throughout a self-collimating photonic crystal, but in a manner that almost completely eliminated deformations to the size and shape of the unit cells. The device was all-dielectric, monolithic, and made from an ordinary dielectric with low relative permittivity (εr = 2.45). It was manufactured by fused deposition modeling, a form of 3D printing, and its performance confirmed experimentally at around 15 GHz.

Citation:
R. C. Rumpf, J. Pazos, C. R. Garcia, L. Ochoa, and R. Wicker, "3D Printed Lattices with Spatially Variant Self-Collimation," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 139, 1-14, 2013.
doi:10.2528/PIER13030507
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=13030507

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