Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves by a Metal Lattice Placed at the Interface of Two Media

Belyaev, B. A.; Tyurnev, V. V. JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY AND ELECTRONICS, 62 (7):750-758; Doi: 10.1134/S1064226917070026 JUL 2017

Simple formulas for determination of components of the scattering matrix of a plane electromagnetic wave incident along the normal onto a thin infinite 2D metal lattice with square windows placed at the interface of two media are derived for the first time. Frequency responses (FRs) of this structure calculated with the use of these formulas agree well with responses obtained by the numerical electromagnetic analysis of a 3D model in the case when the lattice period is less than one-half of the wavelength. The capability of efficient control of the FR of the analyzed structure by means of variation in the width of conductors and the lattice period enables application of this lattice for fabrication of a reflector with prescribed reflectivity. Such reflectors at interfaces of dielectric layers are required, for example, in the design of multilayer sufaces radio transparent in a specified frequency band or optical bandpass filters.