Investigation of a tessellated meta-material planar circuit
In this paper we investigate the propagation behavior of a square shaped planar meta-material guiding structure comprised of lefthanded and righted handed square unit cells each of the same size and arranged in a checker-board tessellation. The size of the planar structure is 19 cells by 19 cells and each cell is 8 mm by 8 mm. At 1 GHz, the left-handed unit cells have an insertion phase of 11° and the right-handed unit cells have an insertion phase of -11°. Both types of cells have the same Bloch impedance. The structure was fed at the centre unit cell, and there are a total of 76 peripheral ports each terminated in matched loads. At 1 GHz the power to each peripheral is equal and the phases at each port alternate between two values that differ by 11°. Moreover, the planar structure exhibits the so-called infinite wavelength phenomenon in two dimensions and could be used in place of a circular radial power divider.