A highly-confined dielectric waveguide enabled by conformal anisotropic impedance surfaces

Zhi Hao Jiang, Lei Kang, Taiwei Yue, Douglas H. Werner

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Abstract

In this paper, we report the analysis, design, and experimental validation of a conformal coating approach for achieving a highly-confined mode in a dielectric waveguide with a low dielectric constant. By controlling the surface electromagnetic response of the anisotropic impedance surface, it is shown that the original loose confinement of the guided mode of the dielectric waveguide can be dramatically improved over a broad bandwidth. The tensor impedance surface was further realized by an array of short dipole elements and characterized. The good agreement between simulated and measured results confirms the proposed concept and associated design methodology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1493-1494
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781538632840
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 18 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2017 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2017Jul 14 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, Proceedings
Volume2017-January

Other

Other2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2017
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period7/9/177/14/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Instrumentation

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    Jiang, Z. H., Kang, L., Yue, T., & Werner, D. H. (2017). A highly-confined dielectric waveguide enabled by conformal anisotropic impedance surfaces. In 2017 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, Proceedings (pp. 1493-1494). (2017 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, Proceedings; Vol. 2017-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/APUSNCURSINRSM.2017.8072789