Layer-by-layer photonic crystal horn antenna

Andrew R. Weily, Karu P. Esselle, Barry C. Sanders

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    A horn antenna with three dimensional layer-by-layer photonic crystal, which provides highly efficient transmission from a defect waveguide to free space, was developed. The directional nature of the radiation pattern in the H-plane and broader radiation characteristics in the E-plane were also demonstrated. The horn antenna can also be integrated with other layer-by-layer photonic crystal components to form ultracompact devices for communication systems. It was observed that the -10 dB reflection coefficient bandwidth of the antenna was 8.2%.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number037602
    Pages (from-to)037602-1-037602-4
    Number of pages4
    JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004


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