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Title: Investigating factors affecting photoconductive microwave switch performance using 3D em simulation
Authors: Kowalczuk, Emma K.
Seager, R.D.
Panagamuwa, C.J.
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © IEEE
Citation: KOWALCHUK, E.K., SEAGER, R.D. and PANAGAMUWA, C.J., 2015. Investigating factors affecting photoconductive microwave switch performance using 3D em simulation. IN: Proceedings if the 2015 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference, LAPC 2015, 2-3 Nov. 2015.
Abstract: A series of 3D EM simulation models are presented in order to determine the effect that conductivity profile, passivation layer and connection method have on the transmission performance of a photoconductive microwave switch. The use of 3D EM simulation can help quantify the benefit and impact of different approaches before the manufacture stage. The aim is to find methods to reduce insertion loss of the switch to provide maximum efficiency when the device is integrated into reconfigurable applications. Results show improvement to the transmission is possible by altering passivation thickness and designing optical feed to maintain signal planarity.
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Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1109/LAPC.2015.7366025
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/25910
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LAPC.2015.7366025
ISBN: 9781479989430
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Presentations (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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