Characterization of Two-Stage Composite Right- and Left-Handed Transmission Lines

Shun NAKAGAWA  Koichi NARAHARA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E91-C   No.4   pp.631-637
Publication Date: 2008/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1093/ietele/e91-c.4.631
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Electromagnetic Theory
Keyword: 
composite right- and left-handed transmission lines,  metamaterials,  phase/impedance matching,  

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Summary: 
The characteristics of two-stage composite right- and left-handed (CRLH) transmission lines are discussed. The dispersion relationship of both balanced and unbalanced two-stage CRLH lines is described, together with numerical calculations that demonstrate their potential.