Magnetoelectric-field microwave antennas: Far-field orbital angular momenta from chiral-topology near fields

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Abstract

The near fields in the proximity of a small ferrite particle with magnetic-dipolar-mode (MDM) oscillations have space and time symmetry breakings. Such MDM-originated fields - called magnetoelectric (ME) fields - carry both spin and orbital angular momentums. By virtue of unique topology, ME fields are strongly different from free-space electromagnetic (EM) fields. In this paper, we show that because of chiral topology of ME fields in a near-field region, far-field orbital angular momenta (OAM) can be observed, both numerically and experimentally. In a single-element antenna, we obtain a radiation pattern with an angular squint. We reveal that in far-field microwave radiation a crucial role is played by the ME energy distribution in the near-field region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-157
Number of pages17
JournalProgress In Electromagnetics Research B
Volume68
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016

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