Applications of open split ring resonators and open complementary split ring resonators to the synthesis of artificial transmission lines and microwave passive components

Miguel Durán-Sindreu, Adolfo Vélez, Francisco Aznar, Gerard Sisó, Jordi Bonache, Ferran Martín

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Abstract

This paper is focused on the application of open split ring resonators (OSRRs) and their dual counterparts, open complementary split ring resonators (OCSRRs), to the synthesis of composite right/left-handed transmission lines, that is, artificial lines exhibiting backward wave propagation at low frequencies and forward wave propagation at high frequencies. Due to the small dimensions of these resonators, the resulting lines are very compact. Several artificial lines, with different electrical characteristics and topologies, are reported as illustrative examples. It is shown that these artificial lines can be applied to the synthesis of dual-band components and bandpass filters, and two prototype device examples are designed and fabricated in coplanar waveguide technology: a dual-band impedance inverter applied to a dual-band power divider, and an order-3 wide-band bandpass filter. Finally, it is also demonstrated that OSRRs and OCSRRs can be combined for the synthesis of band pass filters in microstrip technology. Since OSRRs and OCSRRs are described by means of series and shunt resonant tanks, respectively, and they are electrically small, their potential to the design of semi lumped planar microwave devices is very high. © 2009 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5332265
Pages (from-to)3395-3403
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Volume57
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009

Keywords

  • Artificial transmission lines
  • Dual-band components
  • Metamaterials
  • Microwave filters
  • Open complementary split ring resonators (OCSRRs)
  • Open split rings resonators (OSRRs)

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