Measured Polarization Response of Negative Index Metamaterial
Free space microwave measurements are reported of a split ring and post type metamaterial that exhibits negative index of refraction in a frequency band near 13.5 GHz. Varying azimuthal angles and magnitudes are achieved by changing the polarization of the transmitter and receiver relative to each other and to the anisotropic material. The amplitude of the cross-polarized transmission has been measured at 50 % of the co-polarization level. This polarization conversion is a significant loss mechanism.