Suspended resonators for filters-reduced λg excitation of evanescent cavities using high dielectric constant feedlines

Richard V. Snyder, Edip Niver, Keehong Um, Sanghoon Shin

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A structure consisting of dielectric-loaded feed lines (such as surface-wave lines similar to Goubau lines) and below-cutoff air-filled cavities can be used to form essentially L-C sections. The capacitance is due to electric-field coupling from the feed-line dielectric medium into the below-cutoff section. The inductance results from combining the in the inductive tee equivalent circuit for such below-cutoff sections. Dielectric loading is used to shorten the guide wavelength at the input to the evanescent section, increasing the effective input inductance. The dielectrically loaded feed lines can comprise microstrip, coplanar waveguide (CPW), coplanar stripline (CPS), Goubau lines (surface-wave structures), waveguide, etc. The resulting resonant elements are usable at frequencies below 1 GHz, with small dimensions. If connected to the common ground plane, these L-C sections act as a transmission zero. If "floated," i.e, connected in the "hot" line rather than to the ground plane, the sections form bandpass circuits (transmission poles). The air-filled below-cutoff sections (evanescent mode) are placed in a supporting low dielectric-constant medium (air, Teflon, or similar) with the open end in proximity to the dielectric portion of the feed line and are, thus, termed "suspended." The individual L-C sections can be coupled together using microstrip, surface-wave line, CPW, CPS, finline, waveguide, or lumped elements. Such combinations can be chosen to implement Chebychev, Butterworth, quasi-elliptic, etc. responses. These applications will be covered at a later time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2890-2895
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Bandpass
  • Bandstop
  • Below cutoff
  • Dielectrically loaded
  • Evanacent
  • Goubau line
  • Resonators
  • Surface wave
  • Suspended line


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