Circuit analogs for stratified structures

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We present an overview of how circuit models can be used for wave propaga-
tion in stratified structures. Homogeneous slabs are modeled as transmission
lines, and thin sheets between the slabs are modeled as lumped elements. It is
seen that electric material properties contribute as shunt elements, and mag-
netic material properties contribute as series elements. When the sheets have
periodic patterns, they can be represented with resonant circuits. The circuit
models should be used as a starting point, to derive a basic, stable design,
which can later be optimized using full wave simulations if necessary.


Research areas and keywords

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  • Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Original languageEnglish
Publisher[Publisher information missing]
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch

Publication series

NameTechnical Report LUTEDX/(TEAT-7159)/1-18/(2007)

Bibliographic note

Published version: European Journal of Physics, Vol. 29, No. 4, pp. 721-734, 2008.

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