Ferroelectric lens
Patent application, 2009

A lens (300, 500) is disclosed for steering the exit direction (Ω) of an incident electromagnetic wave. The lens comprises a main body (210, 510) of a ferroelectric material with a first main surface (207, 507) and a first transformer (220, 222). The electromagnetic wave enters and exits the lens through the transformer, and the lens comprises means (370, 380) for creating a DC-field in a first direction in the main body. The main body (210, 510) of ferroelectric material comprises a plurality (21011-210NN, 51011-510NN) of slabs of the ferroelectric material, each slab also comprising a first (403, 603) and a second electrode of a conducting material. The means for creating a DC-field can create a gradient DC-field in the first direction using the first and second electrodes, so that the dielectric constant in the main body will also be a gradient in the first direction, thus enabling steering of the existing electromagnetic wave


Vladimir Sherman

Pierre Filhol

Spartak Gevorgian

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Physical Electronics

Ola Tageman

Chalmers, Applied Physics

Anatoli Deleniv

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

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