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Micromachined ridge gap waveguide and resonator for millimeter-wave applications
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2012 (English)In: Sensors and Actuators A-Physical, ISSN 0924-4247, Vol. 186, 264-269 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The ridge gap waveguide is a fundamentally new high-frequency waveguide. It does not need any electrical contact between the split blocks which gives it an advantage compared to the rectangular waveguide which is the standard today. These waveguides are conventionally fabricated by milling, although above 100 GHz milling is not adequate anymore. MEMS technology on the other hand, can offer high-precision fabrication and thus opens the path for new types of high-frequency components. In this paper both a ridge gap waveguide and a ridge gap resonator have been fabricated for the frequencies 220-325 GHz using M EMS technology. Support packages have been designed to enable device measurements. Simulations show that the reflection coefficient for the ridge gap waveguide is below -15 dB between 240 and 340 GHz. Two resonance peaks were measured at the frequencies 234 GHz and 284 GHz for the ridge gap resonator with unloaded Q-values of 336 and 527 respectively. Both the waveguide and resonator have the potential to obtain similar performances as the rectangular waveguide without strict requirement on electrical contact, allowing simplified fabrication and assembly technique.

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2012. Vol. 186, 264-269 p.
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GHz, High-frequency, MEMS, RF, Waveguide, Resonator
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Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-106151DOI: 10.1016/j.sna.2012.02.036ISI: 000310389500043ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84867328480OAI: diva2:572936
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