Conference Paper

Bandwidth enhancement and beam squint reduction of leaky modes in a uniaxially anisotropic meta-substrate

  • A. Shahvarpour /
  • A. Alvarez Melcon /
  • C. Caloz
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2010 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and CNC-USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting - Leading the Wave, AP-S/URSI 2010
  • Fecha: 22 November 2010
  • ISBN: 9781424449682
  • Source Type: Conference Proceeding
  • DOI: 10.1109/APS.2010.5561943
  • Document Type: Conference Paper
Meta-substrates [1, 2] are artificial dielectric substrates with unusual properties. In [2] an anisotropic meta-substrate was proposed with the same fully-space scanning capability as leaky-wave antennas based on composite right/left-handed (CRLH) patterned transmission line (TL) structures. This meta-substrate is a mushroom type structure [3] with uniaxially anisotropic properties, where the wires perpendicular to the air-substrate interface exhibit a Drude permittivity and the loops between the adjacent mushrooms exhibit a Lorentz permeability. This paper presents a rigorous spectral TL approach analysis [4] of this meta-substrate, which is constituted of the anisotropic medium of Fig.1a, with the constitutive parameter tensors. © 2010 IEEE.

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