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Propagation Characteristics of the Rectangular Waveguide Inhomogeneously Filled with Uniaxial Omega Media
Antonio L. TOPA Carlos R. PAIVA Afonso M. BARBOSA
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics
Publication Date: 1999/07/25
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Microwave and Millimeter Wave Technology)
Category: Passive Devices and Circuits
guided waves, complex media, omega bianisotropic media, microwave components,
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We address, in this paper, the main features of hybrid modes propagating in a rectangular waveguide partially filled with pseudochiral Ω-slabs. For the particular case of a uniaxial Ω-slab, we show that LSE and LSM hybrid modes can propagate in this inhomogeneously filled rectangular waveguide. The influence of the Ω-parameter, which characterizes the magnetoelectric tensors of the bianisotropic slab, on LSM modes is analyzed--namely an increase in the bandwidth for monomodal operation is reported. In addition, a field displacement effect and a variable phase shift proportional to the change of the Ω-parameter are attained. Finally, it is shown that the propagation characteristics are independent of the direction of propagation and so, unlike the case of magnetically biased ferrite loading, reciprocal devices can be achieved.