Electrical and Computer Engineering ETDs

Publication Date

Summer 5-10-2018


Interest in Metamaterials has been rising drastically in the recent years as they have been used in several optical and RF applications, from antennas to perfect lenses and pulsed power devices. Nevertheless, the time-behavior of metamaterials remains opaque and poorly understood.

In this research work, characterization of a metamaterial structure in time and frequency-domain was made through simulations and experiments. The structure consists in a series of edge-side coupled Split Ring Resonators (SRRs) in a below cutoff waveguide. A linear time invariant model of distributed elements has been elaborated as well in an attempt to approach the structure’s behavior. The comparison between simulations, measurements and model demonstrated agreement and confirmed qualitatively behavior that was previously observed in similar structures. The linear model constitutes a basis for further studies to understand metamaterial behavior or for the design of metamaterial with controlled characteristics.


Metamaterial, Split-ring Resonators, Time-Domain, Double Negative Medium, Waveguide, linear model


AFOSR MURI Grant FA9550-12-1-0489

Document Type




Degree Name

Electrical Engineering

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Department Name

Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Committee Member (Chair)

Mark Gilmore

Second Committee Member

Edl Schamiloglu

Third Committee Member

Christos Christodoulou