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Title: Optically reconfigurable balanced dipole antenna
Authors: Panagamuwa, C.J.
Vardaxoglou, J.C.
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: © Institution of Electrical Engineers
Citation: PANAGAMUWA, C.I. and VARDAXOGLOU, J.C. (2003). Optically reconfigurable balanced dipole antenna. IN: International Conference on Antennas & Propagation (12th : 2003 : University of Exeter, UK). Vol. 1. London : Institution of Electrical Engineers, pp. 237-270
Series/Report no.: Conference publication / Institution of Electrical Engineers
Abstract: In this paper, a new design for an optically reconfigurable printed dipole antenna is presented. A wideband coplanar waveguide (CPW) to coplanar strip (CPS) transition is used to feed the printed dipole. Two optically activated silicon switches, controlled using fibre optic cables and near infra-red laser diodes, are placed on small gaps in the dipole arms. The switches enable the dipole length to be optically controlled, thus facilitating frequency switching. Measured return loss results that compare well to the simulated values are also presented, showing a frequency shift of 10.5%.
Description: This is a conference paper
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/2966
ISBN: 0852967527
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Presentations (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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