Progress In Electromagnetics Research
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By R. C. Rumpf, C. R. Garcia, H. H. Tsang, J. E. Padilla, and M. D. Irwin

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The near-field surrounding devices can be arbitrarily sculpted if they are placed inside a spatially variant anisotropic metamaterial (SVAM). Our SVAMs are low loss because they do not contain metals and are extraordinarily broadband, working from DC up to a cutoff. In the present work, a microstrip transmission line was isolated from a metal object placed in close proximity by embedding it in an SVAM so that the field avoided the object. Our paper begins by outlining a simple finite-difference modeling approach for studying transmission lines embedded in SVAMs. We then present our design and experimental results to confirm the concept.

R. C. Rumpf, C. R. Garcia, H. H. Tsang, J. E. Padilla, and M. D. Irwin, "Electromagnetic isolation of a microstrip by embedding in a spatially variant anisotropic metamaterial," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 142, 243-260, 2013.

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