Electromagnetic scattering typically occurs when a change in the material properties is perceived by the propagating wave, that inevitably splits into a reflected and refracted wave to maintain the continuity of the field components at the interface between the two media. However, such a scattering phenomenon occurs also when the entire media suddenly switches its properties to other values at a certain instant of time, realizing the so-called temporal interface. After a temporal interface, a couple of waves, one reflected and one transmitted, starts to propagate in the new media with the same wavelength but at a different frequency. Exploiting the analogies and differences between spatial and temporal interfaces, in this contribution we present the temporal counterparts of conventional electromagnetic devices based on dielectric slabs and a cascade of them, i.e., the multilayered structures. We discuss about the analysis and design strategies for synthetizing the desired scattering response in both transmission and reflection and present the possible families of devices based on multi-switched temporal metamaterials that can be conceived.

Ramaccia, D., Alu, A., Toscano, A., Bilotti, F. (2021). Propagation and scattering effects in temporal metastructures. In Journal of Physics: Conference Series (pp.012120). IOP Publishing Ltd [10.1088/1742-6596/2015/1/012120].

Propagation and scattering effects in temporal metastructures

Ramaccia D.;Toscano A.;Bilotti F.
2021

Abstract

Electromagnetic scattering typically occurs when a change in the material properties is perceived by the propagating wave, that inevitably splits into a reflected and refracted wave to maintain the continuity of the field components at the interface between the two media. However, such a scattering phenomenon occurs also when the entire media suddenly switches its properties to other values at a certain instant of time, realizing the so-called temporal interface. After a temporal interface, a couple of waves, one reflected and one transmitted, starts to propagate in the new media with the same wavelength but at a different frequency. Exploiting the analogies and differences between spatial and temporal interfaces, in this contribution we present the temporal counterparts of conventional electromagnetic devices based on dielectric slabs and a cascade of them, i.e., the multilayered structures. We discuss about the analysis and design strategies for synthetizing the desired scattering response in both transmission and reflection and present the possible families of devices based on multi-switched temporal metamaterials that can be conceived.
Ramaccia, D., Alu, A., Toscano, A., Bilotti, F. (2021). Propagation and scattering effects in temporal metastructures. In Journal of Physics: Conference Series (pp.012120). IOP Publishing Ltd [10.1088/1742-6596/2015/1/012120].
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