Optically Controlled Negative Refractive Index Transmission Lines

Konferenz: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
23.03.2009 - 27.03.2009 in Berlin, Germany

Tagungsband: EuCAP 2009

Seiten: 3Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Draskovic, Drasko; Budimir, Djuradj (University of Westminster, Wireless Communications Research Group, 115 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6UW, United Kingdom)

In this paper an optically reconfigurable negative refractive index transmission line (NRI-TL) was realised by inserting optical switches into the generalised negative refractive index transmission line. By changing the gap capacitance along the microstrip line, it is possible to control the opened stop-band condition of the generalised NRI-TL. The unit cell presented here could find use in a variety of reconfigurable multi-band applications.