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Ray Optical Scattering from Uniform Reflective Cylindrical Metasurfaces using Surface Susceptibility Tensors
  • Shulabh Gupta ,
  • Tom J. Smy ,
  • Scott Stewart
Shulabh Gupta
Carleton University

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A ray optical methodology based on the uniform theory of diffraction is proposed to model electromagnetic field scattering from curved metasurfaces. The problem addressed is the illumination of a purely reflective uniform cylindrical metasurface by a line source, models the surface with susceptibilities and employs a methodology previously used for cylinders coated in thin dielectric layers [1]. The approach is fundamentally based on a representation of the metasurface using the General Sheet Transition Conditions (GSTCs) which characterizes the surface in terms of susceptibility dyadics. An eigenfunction description of the metasurface problem is derived considering both tangential and normal surface susceptibilities, and used to develop a ray optics (RO) description of the scattered fields; including the specular geometrical optical field, surface diffraction described by creeping waves and a transition region over the shadow boundary. The specification of the fields in the transition region is dependent on the evaluation of the Pekeris caret function integral and the method follows [1]. The proposed RO-GSTC model is then successfully demonstrated for a variety of cases and is independently verified using a rigorous eigenfunction solution (EF-GSTC) and full-wave Integral Equation method (IE-GSTC), over the entire domain from the deep lit to deep shadow.