Statistical analysis of 3D-printed flat GRIN lenses
Acikgoz, H.; Arya, R.K.; Mittra, R.
This paper presents the statistical analysis of a 3D printed flat lens by using the Polynomial Chaos Expansion (PCE) analysis technique. The flat lens is fabricated using the 3D printing technology and is based on the grading-index (GRIN) approach. It is composed of several concentric rings with graded relative permittivity, made of a single material with different air holes-host material volume ratio. We show that the hole size can have significant effect on the performance of the lens, especiaally on the focal distance. PCE analysis enables us also to determine the impact of each individual ring on the performance of the lens. © 2016 IEEE.... Show more Show less