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DEVELOPMENT OF NOVEL TUNABLE DUAL-BAND NEGATIVE INDEX METAMATERIAL USING OPEN STUB-LOADED STEPPED-IMPEDANCE RESONATOR

By A. R. H. Alhawari, A. Ismail, M. A. Mahdi, and R. S. A. Raja Abdullah

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Abstract:
This study reports on tunable planar metamaterial design that is capable to achieve dual-band negative index of refraction responses operating in microwave regime. Its distinctive characteristic is the usage of tuning open stub-loaded stepped-impedance resonators. Parameters retrieval algorithm, and full-wave simulation of prism-shaped structure were carried out to validate the negative refraction characteristics of metamaterial structure. The results predict its prospect as a very promising alternative to the conventional ones, which is compatibly applicable on various potential microwave devices especially when dual-band function is required. In addition to that, its design flexibility offers a various frequency bands at any possible choice, which is alterable together with any design parameters changes.

Citation:
A. R. H. Alhawari, A. Ismail, M. A. Mahdi, and R. S. A. Raja Abdullah, "Development of Novel Tunable Dual-Band Negative Index Metamaterial Using Open Stub-Loaded Stepped-Impedance Resonator," Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 35, 111-131, 2011.
doi:10.2528/PIERB11082209

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