Design of Broad-Band Dielectric Waveguide 3-dB Couplers

Pertti Ikäläinen, George Matthaei

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It is shown how 3-dB couplers with bandwidths on the order of 30 percent can be designed by appropriately taking advantage of the dispersion and the frequency dependence of coupling per unit length between two dielectic waveguides with asymmetrical cross sections. Theoretical methods for computing frequency responses of such couplers are discussed. It is shown how the phase response can be simply compensated to give approximately symmetrical-coupler-type or "magic tee" coupler-type phase-difference responses over comparable bandwidths.
Experimental results confirming theoretical calculations are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)621-628
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1987
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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