Rigorous analysis of guided wave propagation of dielectric electromagnetic band-gaps in a rectangular waveguide

Miguel A. Solano, Álvaro Gómez, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Angel Vegas

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Guided wave propagation in a Ku-band rectangular waveguide filled with a series of cells of dielectric materials in the Kronig-Penney morphology is examined. Allowed and forbidden bands in these ideal electromagnetic band-gap (EBG) filters are obtained for the TEz and TMz propagation modes by invoking the Floquet theorem. Real EBG structures, with a finite number of unit cells, are also studied using the scattering matrix technique. As the number of unit cells in a real structure increases, its transmission characteristics converge to those of its ideal analogue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-130
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Electronics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2005


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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