# Electromagnetic Metasurfaces: Insight into Evolution, Design and Applications

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## Abstract

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## 1. Introduction

#### 1.1. Metamaterials: Transcending Abilities of Natural Materials

#### 1.2. Metasurfaces: Dimensional Reduction of Metamaterials

#### 1.3. Metasurfaces: Past, Present and Future

#### 1.4. Classification of Metasurfaces

## 2. Design Principle

## 3. Methods of Synthesis

#### 3.1. Synthesis Based on Generalized Snell’s Laws (The Phase-Shift Approach)

#### 3.2. Synthesis Based on Surface Impedance Tensor

#### 3.3. Synthesis Based on Surface Susceptibility Tensor

#### 3.4. Synthesis Based on Diffraction Grating Method (Meta-Grating)

## 4. Materials and Fabrication Methods

## 5. Design and Optimization

#### 5.1. Meta-Atoms: Microscopic Units of Metasurface

- Composite meta-atoms which are single or multi-layer structures with metallic patches sandwiched between layers of dielectrics. The metallic patches can have various shapes such as circular, square, circular-ring, square ring, circular or square patch inside a wireframe, Jeruselem cross, Swastika and flange shaped or a combination of these. The size of the meta-atom is usually kept less than or equal to half wavelength. The metallic patch pattern is varied along x, and/or y direction to achieve a desired phase and amplitude profile in the near-field.
- All dielectric (metal-less) meta-atoms which are essentially a block of substrate. It may sometimes have a through hole (for example square or circular or cross slots). The phase delay is varied either by changing the height of the meta-atom or the permittivity of the substrate used. Delay in transmission phase is proportional to height as well as the permittivity of the dielectric material used. An all-dielectric metasurface can be easily fabricated using 3D printing technology.
- All-metal meta-atoms are composed of single or multi-layer metal sheets with slotted patters. Several types of slots’ shapes that have been successfully implemented to design planar, lightweight fully metallic metasurfaces include modified-eight-arms-asterisk (MEAA) slot, Jerusalem slot (JS), Swastika slot (SS). Such slots-in-sheets (SiS) design approach avoids the 3D metallic structures and also confirms the mechanical robustness of the metasurface [31,87,88].

#### 5.2. Optimization

## 6. Applications of Metasurfaces

#### 6.1. Metasurfaces for Linearly Polarized EM Waves

#### 6.2. Metasurfaces for Circularly Polarized EM Waves

#### 6.3. Metasurfaces for Near- and Far-Field Synthesis

## 7. Discussion

## Author Contributions

## Funding

## Data Availability Statement

## Conflicts of Interest

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**Figure 2.**Generalized Snell’s law (A 2D situation where the phase gradient lies along the plane of incidence). PGM referes to phase-gradient metasurface.

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