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Metal mesh couplers using optical tunneling effect at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths

Bae, Jongsuck and Chiao, Jung-Chih and Mizuno, Koji and Rutledge, David B. (1994) Metal mesh couplers using optical tunneling effect at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths. In: IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, 1994. San Diego, CA. Vol.2. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 787-790. ISBN 0-7803-1778-5.

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A new metal mesh coupler that makes use of a tunneling effect of evanescent waves between a metal mesh and a dielectric plate, has been proposed as a quasi-optical component for millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths. Theoretical calculation and experimental measurement performed from 40 GHz to 60 GHz show that the transmittance of the coupler can be changed more than 50 % for the variation of a spacing less than 0.18 mm between a capacitive mesh and a silicon plate at around 57 GHz.

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Additional Information:© Copyright 1994 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Publication Date: 23-27 May 1994. We would like to express our gratitude to Messrs. Y. Aburakawa, T. Fuji, and M. Miyajima at Tohoku University for fabricating the metal mesh and the other experimental apparatus. We also thank Michael DeLisio at Caletch for assistance with the theoretical simulations.
Subject Keywords:optical couplers; submillimeter wave devices; tunnelling; waveguide couplers; 40 to 60 GHz; capacitive mesh; dielectric plate; evanescent waves; metal mesh couplers; millimeter wavelengths; optical tunneling; quasi-optical component; silicon plate; submillimeter wavelengths; transmittance
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