Determination of Major Axis of Elliptically-Polarized Wave Generated by Artificial Anisotropic Polarizers

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Original languageEnglish
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Publication statusOnline published - 4 May 2021


The major axis of the elliptically-polarized wave generated by a linearly-polarized (LP) radiating source and an artificial anisotropic polarizer has been analyzed in this communication. Both theoretical and experimental results show that the major axis of the elliptically-polarized wave generated by such a combination has an angle of 0 or 90 degrees to the E-plane of the linearly-polarized radiator. The angle between the major axis and the E-plane depends on the phase difference of the two orthogonal electric components after propagating through the polarizer. Measurement has been conducted for verification which covered the entire V-band (50 – 75 GHz). The result in this communication provides instructions for the usage of artificial anisotropic polarizers in detection and measurement, such as the calculation of the polarization efficiency during transmission.

Research Area(s)

  • antenna measurement, Antenna measurements, Antennas, Artificial anisotropic polarizer, Dielectrics, Electric fields, elliptical polarization, major axis, Mathematical model, millimeter-wave, Polarization, Slabs, terahertz, V-band