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Symmetry and Finite-Size Effects in Quasi-Optical Extraordinarily THz Transmitting Arrays of Tilted Slots
preprintposted on 2023-11-30, 20:27 authored by Miguel Camacho, Ajla Nekovic, Suzanna Freer, Pavel Penchev, Rafael R. Boix, Stefan Dimov, Miguel Navarro-Cía
Extraordinarily transmitting arrays are promising candidates for quasi-optical (QO) components due to their high frequency selectivity and beam scanning capabilities owing to the leaky-wave mechanism involved. We show here how by breaking certain unit cell and lattice symmetries, one can achieve a rich family of transmission resonances associated with the leaky-wave dispersion along the surface of the array. By combining 2-D and 1-D periodic method of moments (MoM) calculations with QO terahertz (THz) time-domain measurements, we provide physical insights, numerical, and experimental demonstration of the different mechanisms involved in the resonances associated with the extraordinary transmission peaks and how these evolve with the number of slots. Thanks to the THz instrument used, we are also able to explore the time-dependent emission of the different frequency components involved.