Radiation and leakage characteristics of transverse slot in NRD-guide operating in LSE00 mode

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1636-1639
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2002


Characteristics of a transverse slot in the upper plate of a nonradiative dielectric guide operating in the dominant LSE00 mode have been analyzed. A fundamental radiation phenomenon due to the open property of the guiding structure is observed theoretically. It is found that the propagation direction of the leakage covers the whole angular spectrum in the plane parallel to the metallic plates. Explanation to its physical existence is given. A simple, but efficient method is developed to determine its angular power density. Numerical computation shows that the leakage is substantially high when the slot is near resonance.

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  • NRD-guide, Slot antenna, Transverse radiation