Propagation of electromagnetic waves in a sinusoidally modulated dielectric substrate

Ladislau Matekovits*, Guillermo Carlos Vietti Colomé, Mario Orefice

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)


A single-layer microstrip structure with variable line width is considered in order to create, by periodic repetition, an electromagnetic bandgap structure. The width of the line is varied in such a way as to guarantee a sinusoidally modulated value of the effective dielectric constant along the longitudinal direction. By repeating periodically the structure in the orthogonal direction, a high-impedance surface is obtained. Continuous and discrete line configurations are considered, and the performances of the two-dimensional structure with respect to the uniform line case are compared.

Original languageEnglish
Article number893098
Pages (from-to)207-210
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Electromagnetic bandgap (ebg)
  • Microstrip structures
  • Periodic structures


Dive into the research topics of 'Propagation of electromagnetic waves in a sinusoidally modulated dielectric substrate'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this