Tang, X.-L., Zhang, Q., Hu, S., Kandwal, A., Guo, T., & Chen, Y. (2017). Capacitor-Loaded Spoof Surface Plasmon for Flexible Dispersion Control and High-Selectivity Filtering. IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, 27(9), 806–808. https://doi.org/10.1109/LMWC.2017.2734738
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This letter proposes a new spoof surface plasmon transmission line (SSP-TL) using capacitor loading technique. This new SSP-TL features flexible and reconfigurable dispersion control and highly selective filtering performance without resorting to configuration change. Moreover, it requires much smaller linewidth than the conventional SSP-TL for achieving an extremely slow wave (or a highly confined field), which is quite useful for a compact system. To illustrate the design principle, several examples are designed within the frequency range of 2-8 GHz. Both numerical and experimental results are given in comparison with the conventional SSP-TL. It is demonstrated that the proposed technique provides a better performance in size reduction and dispersion reconfigurability.
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