Design of Artificial Dielectrics for Anti-Reflection-Coatings

Biber S, Martius S, Schmidt LP (2003)

Publication Type: Conference contribution

Publication year: 2003

Publisher: IEEE Computer Society

Edited Volumes: Conference Proceedings - 33rd European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2003

Book Volume: 3/3

Pages Range: 1115-1118

Conference Proceedings Title: Proceedings of the 33rd European Microwave Conference

Event location: Munich

DOI: 10.1109/EUMC.2003.177679


With the increasing interest in new artificial materials ranging from meta-materials to photonic bandgap materials there is a growing need for accurate models of artificial materials. We examine the design of a three-layer structure with an artificial dielectric as an anti-reflection-coating on both sides of a dielectric slab. We present a field-equivalent circuit theory to calculate the effective dielectric constant of the structured dielectric. The materials discussed in this paper have a lateral periodicity smaller than λ/10 and can easily be manufactured from high density polyethylene (HDPE) for frequencies up to 20 GHz. The field-analog circuit theory can also be used to calculate the polarization dependence of the artificial dielectric. Theoretical results of three geometrically different structures were compared with waveguide measurements at X-band and showed excellent agreement. Applications such as the design of new components at millimeter and submillimeter wave frequencies are discussed, considering the X-Band measurements as a scaled model. © 2003 EUMA.

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Biber, S., Martius, S., & Schmidt, L.-P. (2003). Design of Artificial Dielectrics for Anti-Reflection-Coatings. In Proceedings of the 33rd European Microwave Conference (pp. 1115-1118). Munich: IEEE Computer Society.


Biber, Stephan, Siegfried Martius, and Lorenz-Peter Schmidt. "Design of Artificial Dielectrics for Anti-Reflection-Coatings." Proceedings of the 33rd European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2003, Munich IEEE Computer Society, 2003. 1115-1118.

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