A New Comb Circular Polarizer Suitable for Millimeter-Band Application

  • Eom, Soon-Young (Radio & Broadcasting Research Division, ETRI) ;
  • Korchemkin, Y.B. (Microwave Circuit Department, JSC-Radiophyzika)
  • Received : 2006.06.12
  • Published : 2006.10.31

Abstract

This letter presents a new polarizer which has a simple comb structure inside a circular waveguide. The electrical performance of the proposed comb polarizer is optimized by a circular waveguide radius and by the physical parameters of the comb plates. This polarizer is suitable for providing good performance in millimeter-band application because of its simple structure and low fabrication cost. In our experiments the dual-band comb polarizer designed in band 1(K) and band 2(Ka) showed good electrical performance without any tuning elements.