In this paper, the potential use of complementary splitring resonators (CSRRs) to design very compact waveguide filters, by etching a CSRR in the center of a metallic sheet, is demonstrated. This original layout reduces the dimensions of the well-known resonant-cavity waveguide filters coupled by irises. This has been made feasible due to the self-resonance property of the CSRR. Thus, it is possible to design waveguide filters with lengths equal to the thickness of a metallic sheet. Consequently, this technique paves the way for the design of miniaturized waveguide filters, in contrast to conventional waveguide filters, based on bulk resonators. © 2005 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
- Complementary split-ring resonators
- Iris filters
- Split-ring resonators
- Waveguide filters